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Managed forests are worth some cash!

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006 11:30:17am

Workshop to help forested property owners reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots

Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property can qualify for up to 75% in property tax reductions under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).   Find out how!

The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting free workshops (see list below) on MFTIP.  These workshops will show you how to apply for tax relief under MFTIP, set objectives for your property, prepare a forest stewardship plan and identify local resources to assist you in achieving your management goals.  These workshops are sponsored by the Trees Ontario Foundation.

Workshop Locations, Dates and Times:

Owen Sound: Royal Canadian Legion #6, 1456 2nd Avenue West, Monday, September 25, 6:30-8:30

Collingwood: Royal Canadian Legion #63, 490 Ontario Street, Tuesday, September 26, 6:30-8:30

Barrie: Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsely Street, Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-8:30

Uxbridge: Uxbridge Public Library, 9 Toronto Street, South, Monday, October 2, 6:30-8:30

Lindsay: Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent Street West, Tuesday, October 3, 5:30-7:30

Peterborough: Knights of Columbus, 317 Hunter Street, West, Wednesday, October 4, 6:30-8:30

London: Main Library Branch, 251 Dundas Street, Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30

Kitchener: Main Library Branch, 85 Queen Street North, Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-7:30

Belleville: Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street, Tuesday, October 31, 5:30-7:30

Ottawa: Royal Canadian Legion, Strathcona # 595, 99 Greenfield Ave, Wednesday, November 1, 6:30-8:30

Nepean: Nepean Centrepointe Library, 101 Centrepointe Street, Thursday, November 2, 6:30-8:30

Toronto:  High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Tuesday, November 7, 6-8

Toronto:  Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr., Wednesday, November 8, 5:30-7:30

Toronto:  Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. East., Thursday, November 9, 6-8

To enroll for a workshop or to find out whether your property will qualify for MFTIP, call toll free,
1-800-387-0790, or by e-mail, info@oforest.on.ca.  You can also visit our website at www.oforest.on.ca for more information about MFTIP.  Workshop space is limited.

The Ontario Forestry Association is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Ontario’s forests, and to developing stewardship of forest ecosystems. Visit www.oforest.on.ca.

The Trees Ontario Foundation (TOF) is a non-profit foundation established in 1994 as an independent arm of the Ontario Forestry Association. TOF was formed with a mandate to promote and support tree planting initiatives in Ontario (www.treesontario.on.ca).