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.
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
For further information:
For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact:
Marketing and Communications Manager
144 Front Street West, Suite 700, Toronto, ON, M5J 2L7
p: 416-646-1193 ext. 232