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Join Santa on Nov. 13 as he hands out native White Spruce seed kits at the Royal Agricultural Winter

November 9, 2011 – Join Santa on Sunday, Nov. 13, as he hands out native White Spruce seed kits at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., courtesy of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Trees Ontario.

The kits encourage Ontarians to grow trees to help reduce carbon dioxide, enhance existing forests and provide new habitats for forest wildlife.

WHAT: Santa goes green with OPG/Trees Ontario White Spruce seed kits

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1 – 5 p.m. while supplies last

WHERE: Booth #8711 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Ricoh Coliseum at Exhibition Place.

Trees Ontario, working with its partners, is the largest not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. Trees Ontario aims to restore the province’s tree planting capacity throughout Ontario on private lands, by providing funding and planning support for its tree planting partners, including: local Conservation Authorities, Ontario Stewardship Councils, municipal governments and community volunteer groups.

OPG Biodiversity is a series of province-wide conservation-focused, family-friendly action and education initiatives sponsored by OPG and its partners. Its goal is to get Ontarians involved in protecting and conserving biodiversity in our urban parklands and forest ecosystems. OPG Biodiversity builds on OPG’s commitment to conserving, sustaining and protecting nature and fighting climate change. For further information about OPG Biodiversity, visit opgbiodiversity.ca.

For more information about our presence at the Royal, please read our press release. To learn more about the OPG/Trees Ontario Seed Kit program, visit seedkit.opgbiodiversity.ca.