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Ontarians Dig In to Turn the Province Green on CAA & Trees Ontario Community Planting Weekend

Ontario, April 19, 2011 – On Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 & 8, CAA South Central Ontario, Trees Ontario and local planting partners will be hosting five free community tree planting events across the province.

Hosted by CAA South Central Ontario and Trees Ontario, this Annual Community Planting Weekend is designed to bring families, volunteers and CAA members together to take part in a 1/2 day tree planting activity, promoting community engagement and environmental action. The event aims to engage communities in local reforestation projects and build profile around the importance of trees, shade and green urban spaces.

Participant Information:

Events are rain or shine. To participate in an event, all you need to bring is a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! CAA South Central Ontario and Trees Ontario will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat and sunscreen. Parking will be available.

Families are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in a unique way by planting trees to create their own local family legacy.

Media are also invited to join the tutorials and tree planting events across the province.

For more information and to register to participate in this free tree planting event, please click here.

WHAT:    Trees Ontario and CAA Community Planting Weekend

DATES:        Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8

Where Date / Time Partner Register
WINDSOR
McHugh Park Conservation Authority
9655 McHugh Street,
Windsor, ON
East of WFCU Centre & adjacent to naturalized Little River Corridor
Saturday May 7

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

City of Windsor Register
OWEN SOUND
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
237897 Inglis Falls Road
R.R. #4
Owen Sound, ON
Saturday May 7

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority  Register
ORILLIA
Scout Valley
15th Line & Old Barrie Road,
Orillia, ON
Saturday May 7

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

North Simcoe Stewardship

City of Orillia Parks & Recreation

 Register
KINGSTON
Lemoine Point Conservation Area,
1440 Coverdale Drive,
Kingston, ON
Saturday May 7

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cataraquai Region CA Volunteers

Friends of Lemoine Point

 Register
KITCHENER/WATERLOO
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
625 Westmount Road,
Waterloo, ON
Sunday May 8

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grand River Conservation Authority  Register

 

CAA South Central Ontario

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We’re more than Roadside Assistance. We’re Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.