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Re-green your community! Join Trees Ontario for annual Community Planting Weekend on May 3, 2014

TORONTO, ON, April 1, 2014 -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.

Special thanks to supporters: CAA South Central Ontario, CAA North & East Ontario, Enbridge Gas Distribution, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Ontario Wood.

Date Location Map Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Barrhaven / Ottawa

Winding Way & Prince of Wales Drive – Barrhaven, ON

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Kingston*

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

1440 Coverdale Drive (North Parking lot) – Kingston, ON

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kitchener / Waterloo

Snyder’s Flats – Bloomingdale, ON

(End of Snyder’s Flats Road, 1.5km west of Bloomingdale)

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

London

Heron Haven Park

204 Skyline Avenue – London, ON

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Midhurst

Near 1904 Gill Road – Midhurst, ON

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Niagara

3050 Niagara Parkway – Niagara Falls, ON

(parking at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre)

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Peterborough
Medical Drive & Alexander Ct – Peterborough, ON

(across from the Peterborough Regional Health Centre)

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Windsor

Lakeshore Woods Park – Windsor, ON

(Firgrove Drive between Chateau Avenue & Banwell Road)

Map &

Directions

Click to Register
May 3

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

York Region

York Regional Forest – East Gwillimbury, ON

(Bendor & Graves Tract – 17858 McCowan Road)

Map &

Directions

Click to Register

*The Kingston location runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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.

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For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact:

Shelley McKay
Director of Communications & Development
Trees Ontario
e: smckay@treesontario.ca
p: 416-646-1193 ext. 232

Michelle MacLeod
Enbridge Gas Distribution
e: michelle.macleod@enbridge.com
p: 416-495-5944
mobile: 647-521-6767