TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - In celebration of the International Year
of Forests, Trees Ontario and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will be
handing out free native White Spruce seed kits at the Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
The seed kit - an initiative of OPG Biodiversity - encourages young Ontarians and their families to get involved in
protecting and conserving biodiversity in forest ecosystems and urban
parklands. Visitors to the Trees Ontario/OPG booth will be given a tree
seed kit with instructions, including online registration and where
they can record and track the progress of their tree.
Forestry experts will be on hand to discuss tree planting tips and
techniques, and to assess eligibility for tree planting subsidy and tax
Free native tree seed kits will be available*:
At the Trees Ontario/OPG booth (Hall C #8711) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the show (November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13). Trees Ontario tree
planters may be out on the show floor distributing seed kits during
other days as well.
On Sunday, November 13, handed out by Santa Claus and his helpers
* Tree seed kits will be available during specified show dates and
locations noted above while supplies last.
Trees Ontario, working with its partners, is the largest not-for-profit
tree planting partnership in North America. Trees Ontario aims to
restore the province's tree planting capacity throughout Ontario on
private lands, by providing funding and planning support for its tree
planting partners, including: local Conservation Authorities, Ontario
Stewardship Councils, municipal governments and community volunteer
groups. To learn more, visit treesontario.ca.
OPG Biodiversity is a series of province-wide conservation-focused, family-friendly
action and education 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. As part of
its commitment to biodiversity, OPG and its partners have planted more
than close to 5 million trees and shrubs since 2000. For more
information, visit opgbiodiversity.ca.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest combined indoor
agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the
world. For more information, please visit: royalfair.org/.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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