For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and Ontario Streams are hosting a community tree planting along the banks of Caledon Creek on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (rain or shine). Neighbours from within Caledon Village, community volunteers, and families are welcome to help plant 300 trees and shrubs as part of a long term plan to protect the headwaters of many of Caledon’s streams.
Plantings along the stream improve water quality, fish habitat, and control bank erosion. A naturalized buffer also filters road run-off before it enters the stream, decreasing the amount of contaminants that make their way into Caledon Creek. This buffer is important as Caledon Creek is home to the Redside dace, an endangered minnow that is sensitive to silts and sediments.
Participants are asked to dress for the weather, and wear long pants and solid footwear. Shovels and gloves will be provided but extras would be helpful. Snacks for volunteers will be provided. Tree planting will take place east of Caledon Village, on the north side of Charleston Sideroad west of Kennedy Road. From Charleston Sideroad, turn north on Chester Drive, then right on to Avellino Court. Meet at the greenbelt entrance off Avellino Court Roadside parking is permitted. For more information please contact Lindsey Jennings at 905-670-1615 ext. 445 or [email protected].
Acting Supervisor, Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224