Free native White Spruce seed kits available
TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - LEAF - Local Enhancement & Appreciation of
Forests and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) have teamed up for the
International Year of Forests to build awareness and promote the value
of urban trees. They will be giving away free White Spruce seed kits at
select Cadillac Fairview malls in the GTA for the next two weekends.
Look for the booth with the Cardinal at the following locations:
Promenade Shopping Centre - April 9
Sherway Gardens - April 10
Fairview Mall - April 16
Markville Shopping Centre - April 17
Representatives from LEAF and OPG will be on hand to answer questions
about trees and the importance of urban forests. Also find out more
about tree conservation, the International Year of Forests and upcoming
OPG Biodiversity programs.
Growing a tree from a tiny seed is an up-close, first-hand way to learn
about biodiversity. While supplies last, families will be given a tree
seed kit with growing instructions, including online registration where
they can record and track the progress of their own tree.
Earlier this month, LEAF and OPG also collaborated to launch the Urban
Forest Stewardship Network, an online resource where organizations,
community groups and individuals from across Ontario can come together
and learn about ways to protect and promote their living green
OPG Biodiversity is a series of province-wide, conservation-focused initiatives sponsored
by OPG and its partners. Its goal is to get Ontarians involved in
protecting and conserving biodiversity in our urban parklands and
forest ecosystems. Find out more at opgbiodiversity.ca.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
For further information:
Ontario Power Generation
1-877-592-4008 or (416) 592-4008
@mediaopg on Twitter
LEAF - Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests
Kyle Ferguson, Manager, Marketing and Communications
Office 416-413-9244 ext. 16
@LEAF_to on Twitter