Support environmental awareness by attending one of nine free planting events in Ontario
TORONTO, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Interested in helping "green" your community? Join Trees Ontario and local planting partners on Saturday, May 3 at one of nine free community tree planting events taking place across the province.
Hosted by Trees Ontario and supporting partners, the 6th annual Community Planting Weekend brings together families, community members and volunteers to take part in a half-day tree planting activity, promoting local engagement and environmental awareness.
Participation offers the chance to contribute to a meaningful project resulting in ecological benefits for not only the local community but for all Ontarians! It is also an opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about the importance of trees, shade and green urban spaces. Last year, the event drew together more than 700 volunteers and close to 5,000 trees were planted!
The events are 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 refreshments. Appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Parking and maps will be available at www.treesontario.ca.
For more information and/or to register to participate in a free tree planting event, please click here. Times and locations are listed below.
| Barrhaven (Ottawa)
Winding Way & Prince of Wales Drive
|10 a.m. - noon||Rideau Valley Conservation Authority||Register|
Lemoine Point Conservation Area - 1440 Coverdale Drive - North Parking Lot, Kingston
|9 a.m. - 11 a.m.||Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Friends of Lemoine Point||Register|
Snyders Flats - End of Snyders Flats Rd,
1.5 km west of community of
|10 a.m. - noon||Grand River Conservation Authority||Register|
204 Skyline Ave, London, ON N5X 0A4
|10 a.m. - noon||Upper Thames River Conservation Authority||Register|
1904 Gill Road, Midhurst, ON
|10 a.m. - noon||County of Simcoe||Register|
Across from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre - 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
|10 a.m. - noon||Niagara Parks Commission||Register|
Around stormwater management pond on Medical Drive across from the Peterborough Regional Health Centre
|10 a.m. - noon||Peterborough Green Up||Register|
Lakeshore Woods Park- Firgrove Drive between Chateau Avenue and Banwell Road, Windsor, ON
|10 a.m. - noon||City of Windsor||Register|
| York Region
17858 McCowan Road, East Gwillimbury, ON (Bendor and Graves Tract of York Regional Forest)
|10 a.m. - noon||Regional Municipality of York||Register|
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 South Central Ontario
As a leader and advocate for road safety and mobility, CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club which represents the interests of more than 1.9 million members. For over a century, CAA has collaborated with communities, police services and governments to help keep drivers and their families safe while travelling on our roads.
About CAA North & East Ontario
CAA North & East Ontario is a non-profit membership organization, providing travel, emergency road services, insurance and advocacy for its Members. Visit caaneo.ca.
About Enbridge Gas Distribution
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 165-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution delivers safe, reliable natural gas in more than 100 communities across Ontario and is a leader in promoting energy efficiency programs. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2013 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to two million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGasNews.
Image with caption: "Join Trees Ontario and its planting partners for the 6th annual Community Planting Weekend, taking place in nine locations across the province, on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. (CNW Group/Trees Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140403_C7246_PHOTO_EN_38353.jpg
SOURCE: Trees Ontario
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