Former Ontario premier, Hon. E.C. Drury must have taken pride in Springwater Park.

A legacy of the”Farmer Premier” from Crown Hill helping turn tens of thousands of acres of Ontario wastelands into sustainable forests.

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Among many other accomplishments, establishing the forest station system in Ontario that resulted in 2 billion trees being planted.

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Springwater Park was established across the road from the Midhurst Forest Station to demonstrate the value of re-forestation to central Ontario farmers, townships, and municipalities. The forest station was chosen in 1905 and started in 1922.

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Another commemorative plaque on the west side of the Old Barrie Road. An important one highlighting his forestry work.

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Dr. John Bacher (seen here with his wife, Mary Lou) has chosen him one of “Canada’s 100 Environmental Heroes”.

A visit and  by John and Mary Lou to Springwater Park on March 15, 2013.

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John Ferley

A walk along the Orange Trail.

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A walk along the Orange Trail.

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One Response to Former Ontario premier, Hon. E.C. Drury must have taken pride in Springwater Park.

  1. Ann says:

    I love that picture of Mary Lou hugging the tree!

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