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Come Out and Plant! Join Forests Ontario for Annual Community Planting Weekend on May 2, 2015

 

TORONTO, ON, April 9, 2015 – Interested in helping “green” your community? Join Forests Ontario and local planting partners on Saturday, May 2 at one of ten free community tree planting events taking place across the province.

Hosted by Forests Ontario and supporting partners, the 7th 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 your 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 1000 volunteers and more than 5,000 trees were planted!

 

The events are held rain or shine and participants are asked to bring a shovel, water bottle and a lot of energy! Forests 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.forestsontario.ca.

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

For more information and/or to register to participate in a free tree planting event, please see times and locations listed below.

Location Time Partners Register
Midhurst

Miller Tract

3021 Pinegrove Road

Springwater, ON

 

10 a.m. – noon

– CAA South Central Ontario

– TD Friends of the Environment

– Ontario Wood

– County of Simcoe

Register
Kingston

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

1441 Coverdale Dr.

North Entrance

Kingston, ON

K7M 4M2

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – CAA South Central Ontario

– TD Friends of the Environment

– Ontario Wood

– Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Register
London

Greenway Park

50 Greenside Avenue

London, ON

N6J 2X5

10 a.m. – noon – CAA South Central Ontario

– TD Friends of the Environment

– Ontario Wood

-Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Register
Hamilton

Eramosa Karst Conservation Area

78 Upper Mt Albion Rd.

Stoney Creek, ON

L8J 3X9

10 a.m. – noon – CAA South Central Ontario

– Hamilton Conservation Authority

– Ontario Wood

Register
Ottawa

Cumberland Museum Trails

2490 Old Montreal Road

Cumberland, ON

K4C 1G6

10 a.m. – noon – CAA North & East Ontario

– TD Friends of the Environment

– Ontario Wood

– Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Register
Windsor

Lakeshore Woods

Firgrove Drive between Chateau Ave

and Banwell Road

Windsor, ON

10 a.m. – noon – CAA South Central Ontario

– TD Friends of the Environment

– Ontario Wood

– City of Windsor

– Essex Region Conservation Authority

Register
York Region

Mt. Albert Water Treatment Plant

5866 Doane Road

Mount Albert, ON

L0G 1M0

10 a.m. – noon – Regional Municipality of York

– TD Friends of the Environment

– Ontario Wood

Register
Kitchener / Waterloo