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OPG and Trees Ontario are Replanting the Town Roots in “Canada’s Prettiest Town”

Toronto, ON, April 25, 2012 – Ontario Power Generation and Trees Ontario are joining residents of Goderich to help the Town re-green after last year’s tornado that destroyed many of the community’s beloved trees.

WHAT:    OPG, Trees Ontario and Goderich Trees Project host community tree planting event

WHEN:    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, April 28th, 2012

WHERE:  Goderich-Huron YMCA, Maitland Recreation Centre, 190 Suncoast Dr. East, Goderich, ON  N7A 4N4

HOW: Register with Goderich YMCA 519-524-2125 or email goderichtrees@gmail.com

Replanting the Town Roots, a tree planting event, is taking place on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am to 1 pm, starting at the Goderich YMCA and extending throughout the damaged residential lands around town. There will be an educational workshop and tree planting event to help re-green the region.

This community tree plant will help the Town of Goderich regain some of its tree cover after losing many of the town’s beautiful trees during last summer’s devastating tornado. “OPG and Trees Ontario are excited to work with Goderich residents and the Goderich Trees Project for this upcoming planting event on April 28th,” says Rob Keen, CEO, Trees Ontario. “The trees planted at this event will beautify the town, improve the health and well-being of Goderich residents and help this lovely, historic town recover, one tree at a time.”

The Goderich Trees Project, Replanting the Town Roots, is seeking volunteers for April 28th.  To register as a volunteer or to receive further information, please call the YMCA at 519-524-2125 or email goderichtrees@gmail.com.

About Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is an Ontario-based electricity generation company whose principal business is the generation and sale of low-cost electricity, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally responsible manner.

OPG Biodiversity works with partners like Trees Ontario to support environmental programs and events that make it fun and easy for Ontario families to learn about and get close to nature. To learn more about OPG’s Biodiversity Program visit www.opgbiodiversity.ca.

About Goderich Trees Project

The Goderich Trees Project is an initiative by a non-incorporated grassroots group of individuals impacted by the F3 tornado that hit Goderich, Ontario on August 21, 2011. Our goal is to assist private property owners with replacing trees and greenery, knowing that this advocating endeavor will work to help heal our landscape, and in turn help heal our people. To learn more, visit www.fb.com/goderichtrees or email goderichtrees@gmail.com.