Dear editor, On behalf of Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources (P.O.W.E.R.), we would like to thank everyone who pitched in to make the 2006 Future Forests Spring planting season such a success-- not to mention a great time! With the help of Discount Car and Truck Rentals, the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario Trillium Foundation, local media, Allison's Farm Market, Bob Baker Forestry Centre, Credit Valley Conservation, Adams Rent All, Transform Signs and the 650+ students, teachers and volunteers from Robert Little Public School, St Francis of Assisi, the Georgetown Homeschool Association, Georgetown District Christian School, Christ the King Secondary School, and members of the community, we planted 1,640 native trees and shrubs on Town property in the Hungry Hollow (Eighth Line and 15 Sideroad). Over the course of three weeks in late May and early June, we had eight field days. P.O.W.E.R. volunteers donated almost 750 hours (with countless other hours given by staff and volunteers from the schools) to enable the Halton Hills students to participate in an environmental program that included more than 1,500 student-hours of outdoor curriculum. In addition, P.O.W.E.R.'s first annual Future Forests Community Day saw the participation of 34 community-minded folks. We even set up a community monitoring plot-- more on this to come. Thank you to everyone in Halton Hills (and beyond) who supported and participated in our vision for a community acting to restore and understand our environment. Partnerships were formed and will only get stronger. See you in the fall for our next field season. This great success belongs to all of you. Leslie Adams, president P.O.W.E.R.