Media Advisory - Communities that Plant Together, Grow Together: Upcoming Event Will Help 'Green' North Bay's Waterfront

Join Trees Ontario and its planting partners for the North Bay Community Planting Event on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. (CNW Group/Trees Ontario)

Trees Ontario and its partners join forces to improve the environment

TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Calling all green-thumbed nature lovers! On June 15th, Trees Ontario and local planting partners will host a free community tree planting event in North Bay.

Hosted in conjunction with supporting sponsor CAA North & East Ontario and partner Nipissing Botanical Gardens, the event will bring together families, community members and volunteers to take part in a half-day tree planting activity.

Participants will enjoy the chance to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of tree planting and green urban spaces.

The community planting activity will take place at North Bay Marina, located at 225 Memorial Drive in North Bay, ON, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event is held rain or shine and participants are asked to bring a shovel, gardening gloves and a lot of energy! Trees Ontario and its partners will supply the rest - the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks. Appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat and sunscreen are recommended.

For more information and/or to register to participate in the free tree planting event, please click here.

About Trees Ontario
Trees Ontario, the largest not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America, is leading efforts to strengthen Ontario's tree planting infrastructure by enhancing the capacity of its tree planting partners through financial support and professional development expertise, delivering landowner incentives through cost offsetting and educating the public through awareness campaigns and community workshops. Trees Ontario is the lead delivery agent for the government of Ontario's 50 Million Tree Program. The program significantly cuts landowners' costs of large-scale tree planting and boosts the number of trees planted across the province. Visit www.treesontario.ca

About CAA North & East Ontario
CAA North & East Ontario provides emergency roadside assistance to Members, along with an extensive array of travel and insurance services designed to suit the individual needs, wants and expectations of our Members. Detailed information on the wide range of services and offerings available with CAA North & East Ontario can be found at caaneo.ca.

About Nipissing Botanical Gardens
It is the dream of Nipissing Botanical Gardens to help develop North Bay into a park-like city, with a much greater tree canopy. We work towards that goal by educating the public, and identifying, preserving, and creating greenspaces, natural and cultivated, within the City of North Bay. Nipissing Botanical Gardens partners with the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, the City of North Bay, Nipissing Environmental Watch, Nipissing University and individual volunteers to accomplish this goal. In 2004 North Bay City Council passed a resolution supporting the concept of the Nipissing Botanical Gardens.

Image with caption: "Join Trees Ontario and its planting partners for the North Bay Community Planting Event on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. (CNW Group/Trees Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130528_C2737_PHOTO_EN_27172.jpg

SOURCE: Trees Ontario

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For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact: 

Shelley McKay
Marketing and Communications Manager
Trees Ontario
144 Front Street West, Suite 700, Toronto, ON, M5J 2L7 
e: smckay@treesontario.ca 
p: 416-646-1193 ext. 232