April 24, 2015 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), TD Friends of the Environment, Erin Trails Group and local partners invite residents to the annual community tree planting event in Erin on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon. The planting will take place behind Centre 2000, along the Elora Cataract Trailway.

“This is a great opportunity to bring residents together and get outdoors,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation for CVC. “Tree planting events are good for the community and good for nature. It’s an opportunity to get to know your neighbours and give back to the environment. The trees we plant today help improve air, water and soil quality, which is vital for the future.”

Funding from TD Friends of the Environment contributed to the cost of native trees and shrubs for this event. These funds help ensure supplies are available for volunteers and community groups under CVC’s volunteer tree planting program.

“We value our partners and appreciate funding from organizations such as TD Friends of the Environment,” said Puddister. “The additional funds allow us to reach further into the community and do more work that supports a healthy local environment.”

No 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 and to register, visit http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/event/erin-community-tree-planting-4/.

Conservation authorities are a provincial/ municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners, municipalities and stakeholders to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Halton and Peel; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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Media contact:
Jamie Williams
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
Phone: (905) 670-1615 ext. 285
Email: [email protected]

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