April 16, 2008 15:00 ET

Updated: FORTERRA ENVIRONMENTAL CORP Announces Major USA Contract Also Announces Departure of Michael Fitzhenry from the Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 14, 2008) - FORTERRA ENVIRONMENTAL CORP (TSX VENTURE:FTE) Today is excited to announce one of the largest orders of worm castings recorded to Shenandoah Growers, Virginia USA of 150 tons to be shipped over the next twelve months every four weeks with the first shipment of 15 tons shipped April 7 2008. Revenues of this contract from April 2008 to March 2009 are in excess of $127,500.00.

Shenandoah Growers is the leading Mid-Atlantic provider of fresh herbs and edible flowers to customers from Pennsylvania to Florida. "This is an excellent foot print into the large USA market that puts Forterra as a quality seller of worm castings on a year round basis throughout North America," said Don Green, Chairman of the FORTERRA Board."

"We are delighted to secure this order which is our largest to date to one customer. This is a record order for Forterra, "said Gary Gould, President of FORTERRA ENVIRONMENTAL CORP. "Forterra quality products are being recognized by one of the premier organic producer of herbs in a major market."

Forterra Environmental Corp also announces Michael Fitzhenry has resigned from the board of directors effective end of March 2008. "The Board thanks Mr. Fitzhenry for his services and wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors". Say's Don Green.

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About Shenandoah Growers.

Shenandoah Growers was founded in 1989 to bring fresh culinary herbs to the East Coast marketplace as a healthy and natural way to make food taste better. The company is now one of the top providers of fresh herbs in the United States. The Commonwealth of Virginia designated Shenandoah Growers® as part of the Virginia's finest program and the company's top-quality herbs are now sold under Kateri's® and Fresh Herbs brand names to major Supermarket chains and Foodservice companies. Potted herb plants and living basil are also produced at the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and in one Florida location. Shenandoah Growers is designated a Virginia's Finest Grower by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and a Fresh from Florida Grower by the Florida Department of Agriculture.


FORTERRA ENVIRONMENTAL CORP. The Company manufactures and markets a powerful soil enhancer which boosts fertility while restoring the soil with organic matter for longer-term benefits, utilizing worm castings - all in an environmentally friendly way.

Forterra products contain only organic material. They are ideal for golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, parks, nurseries, orchards and vineyards. They boost fertility while replenishing the soil with organic matter for sustainable, long-term benefits - like stronger root growth and drought and pest resistance - all in an environmentally friendly way. From its Toronto facility, Forterra produces commercial quantities of premium worm castings year-round.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations. These forward-looking statements entail various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations, are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially from those contained in such statements. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, availability of resources, competitive pressures, changes in market activity, and regulatory requirements. Risks and uncertainties about Forterra Environmental Corp.'s business are more fully discussed in the company's disclosure materials, including its annual information form and MD&A, filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Forterra Environmental Corp assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from such statements.

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