Media/Photo Op Alert - July 17, 2010 is Biodiversity Nature Day at Springbank

TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Kids of all ages, and their families, are invited to join Ontario Nature, Ontario Power Generation, the Upper Thames Conservation Authority and the City of London to learn about nature and conservation at Springbank Park for Biodiversity Nature Day, a hands-on, interactive family conservation event.

    Where:   Springbank Park in London, Ontario
             1148-1260 Commissioners Road West, between Boler Road and
             Springbank Drive (watch for signs)
    When:    Sunday, July 17, 2010, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    What:    Themed tents with activities for all ages, including:

    -  Endangered Species: Learn about Ontario's most endangered wildlife and
       how you can help protect them.
    -  Keeping Our Water Clean: Aquatic biologists tell you about the tiny
       creatures that live in the water and what they reveal about the health
       of our water systems.
    -  Bird Houses: Staff will show you how to make a unique home for avian
    -  Seeds: Free native seed packets (one per family) filled with plant
       species that attract butterflies.
    -  Forests: Learn all about urban tree planting, community forestry and
       the best trees to plant in your area.
    -  Watershed Report Cards: We depend on our watersheds for clean water.
       Find out which areas of the Upper Thames River watershed get a passing
       grade and which areas got a "F" and why.
    -  Environmental Education: Education staff will be on hand to answer all
       your nature questions. Staff will also present an exhibit on
       freshwater mussels, a highly endangered, yet very important and
       complex group of aquatic species.
    -  And lots more!

OPG Biodiversity is a series of conservation-focused, family-friendly events sponsored by Ontario Power Generation in partnership with Ontario Nature, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Earth Rangers, LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests), Rouge Park and Trees Ontario. Its goal is to spread the word about protecting and conserving biodiversity in our urban parklands and forest ecosystems, making it easy for people to get involved with the environment and help fight climate change. OPG Biodiversity is part of OPG's commitment to conserve, sustain and protect nature.

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SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: For further information: For event inquiries, please contact: Victoria Foote, Director of Communications, Ontario Nature, (416) 444-8419 ext. 238,; For media inquiries, please contact:, OPG Media Desk, 1.877.592.4008;,

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