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East St. Paul receives funding for Dutch Elm Disease management

Posted: July 25, 2018

 
Left to right, Mayor Shelley Hart, MLA Ron Schuler, Couns. Orest Horechko and Charles Posthumus.
 

 

East St. Paul receives funding for Dutch Elm Disease management

 

The RM of East St. Paul received $94,835 from the Province’s Dutch Elm Disease Management Program on July 25 to support the RM’s efforts to control the disease.

Mayor Shelley Hart, along with Couns. Orest Horechko and Charles Posthumus, were on hand to receive the funding from MLA Ron Schuler at this morning’s announcement at Hyland Provincial Park.

"Since 1975, our province has been fighting to stop the spread of Dutch Elm Disease,” said Mayor Hart.

"East St. Paul has one of the largest number of Elm trees in the Capital Region and their importance to our community cannot be understated. Our thanks to the Province of Manitoba and our MLA, Minister Ron Schuler, for their continued financial support for this important work.”

The government encourages and supports ongoing management of Dutch Elm Disease to allow trees to retain mature urban canopies that provide valuable benefits, such as wind reduction, shade, wildlife habitat and cleaner air.

"I am pleased to announce funding to the RM of East St. Paul, given the importance of mature trees to our environment,” Minister Schuler said.

"The Dutch Elm Disease Management Program will continue to support management and work to curb the spread of Dutch Elm Disease.”

Communities throughout our province have planted hardy and beautiful American elms, making effective management of Dutch Elm Disease particularly important to Manitobans. Many communities, in cooperation with the Manitoba government, have been successfully managing Dutch Elm Disease for more than 40 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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