Get ready to exercise your green thumb. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting two community tree planting events.

The first, in Erin, takes place Saturday May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Erin Deer Pit Storm Water Pond, behind Centre 2000. This event is in partnership with the Rotary Club, the Erin Trails Group and CAGE.

The second, in Caledon, takes place Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon in Caledon Village, on the north side of Charleston Sideroad between Highway 10 and Kennedy Road. Participants are asked to park on Avellino Court. This event is in partnership with the Town of Caledon, Izaak Walton Flying Club, Ontario Streams and Halton-Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship.

Participants will plant native trees and shrubs to increase forest cover. Trees beautify the landscape, improve air quality and provide habitat for local wildlife.

“This is an opportunity for families to get outside, connect with nature and do their part for the local environment,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Spring is finally here and this is a great way for families and individuals to enjoy the outdoors.”

No planting experience is needed. 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 safety boots if possible. Shovels and gloves are provided but extras would be helpful. Light refreshments and snacks will be offered after the tree planting.

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

Photo:
CVC’s Lindsey Jennings demonstrates the correct way to plant a tree. Photo by Shaima Al-Khalili.
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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 Credit River. We have been working for almost 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. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Media Contact:
Jon MacMull
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Lindsey Jennings
Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 445
[email protected]

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