Get ready to exercise your green thumb, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting a community tree planting event in Erin on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Erin Storm Water Pond, behind Centre 2000. This event is in partnership with the Town of Erin, Erin Rotary Club, Erin Trails Group, Transition Erin and Climate Action Group of Erin (CCAGE). Participants will plant native trees and shrubs to increase forest cover. Trees beautify the landscape, improve air quality and provide habitat for local wildlife.

“At the 2013 tree planting event, 45 participants planted 225 trees and shrubs. Now we need 50 participants to plant 250 trees and shrubs,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Each tree has measurable benefits for the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we all share.”

No tree planting experience is required and CVC staff will provide tree planting demonstrations. Students are encouraged to participate and earn their community volunteer hours.

Participants should dress for the weather, and wear long pants and boots if possible. Shovels and gloves are provided but extras would be helpful.

For more information, contact Lindsey Jennings, Assistant Program Coordinator of Community Outreach for CVC at 905-670-1615 ext. 445 or [email protected].

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the CreditRiver. We have been working for 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

Media contact:

Jon MacMull
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
Phone: (905) 670-1615 ext. 385
Email: [email protected]

Information contact:
Lindsey Jennings
Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
Phone: (905) 670-1615 ext. 445
Email: [email protected]

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