Let’s Tree Wilmot provides volunteers, education, and expertise to enhance the trees and forest ecosystems in Wilmot Township.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers - See you in the fall!


This spring Let’s Tree Wilmot accomplished:

Tree Planting: 
April 22nd: Assisted Wilmot Township with the Tree Give Away of 340 trees
Final planting of 200 trees at the Wilmot Recreation C. triangle (Schmidt Woods) for a total of 760 trees planted in 2 years.
May 7th: At Scott Park and Catherine St Park, NH, planted a total of 130 trees including mulch.
May 13th:  At Baden Sandhills planted 230 trees. 

Seedling Bed:
Planted 960 seedlings in April, and extended the drip irrigation system to this new section. Last year we planted 600 seedlings. 
Tree watering:  
The Township has been watering newly planted trees and now LTW has a pickup truck with tank and pump to assist in watering any trees which the township is unable to do. 

Getting ready for the fall season with tree order strategy as we still struggle to get the tree species we want.  Tentative Fall Planting Dates are September 30th, October 14th and 28th. 

 Funds for tree planting are thanks to the 2 Billion Tree Grant, Natural Resources Canada, Township of Wilmot: a corporate sponsor and dedicated private donors.   

And finally, thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers! We couldn’t have accomplished this much without you!

 Check us out on YouTube to see our videos on how to plant, mulch and prune trees and more. 
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The Township of Wilmot is thrilled to announce the grand opening celebration of the Mike Schout Wetlands Preserve!

📅 Saturday, June 10, 2023
🕢 10:00 a.m.
📍 28 Smith’s Creek Drive, New Hamburg

The event will include guest speakers and greetings from Mike and Christine Schout, a scavenger hunt on the boardwalk, and limited quantities of commemorative gifts celebrating the grand opening.

Have fun with the Wetlands Scavenger Hunt by locating and learning about the following items found within the wetlands preserve.

  • Birdhouse

  • Turtle nesting area 

  • Nith river

  • Railway bridge

  • Snake hibernacula

  • Heron rookery

  • Eagle/ Osprey nesting platform

  • Reforestation area

  • Nithy, the Nith River Monster

  • Take a photo from the lookout

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is not available on site for the Grand Opening event, please consider walking or cycling. Parking is available at 66 Hincks Street with a short walk to the Wetlands entrance.



The Mike Schout Wetlands Preserve is a 55 acre property in the Township of Wilmot.  This project began in 2019 when Mike Schout approached the Township about utilizing undevelopable floodplain land which was given to the Township to create a preserve that would combine wildlife, the environment, learning, and the health and well being of the community that all could enjoy for years to come.


  • 1.6km long raised boardwalk that spans multiple wetland ponds.

  • Over 20 acres of pollinator meadows for bees, birds, and insects.

  • Heron, eagle, and osprey nests, with poles and installation donated by Enova Power Corporation.

  • 10,000 trees planted with help of the GRCALet’s Tree Wilmot, and local residents.

  • Educational components that teach visitors about turtles, snakes, bats, and other species expected to make the wetlands their home.

  • The Mike Schout Wetlands Preserve is a zero waste environmental site. Please take with you what you bring and leave nothing behind.

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