Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Town of Orangeville, Orangeville Rotary, Montgomery Village, Dufferin County and OSAT invite residents to an Earth Day Tree Planting on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tree planting will take place at 30 Centre Street and Mill Creek Trail, off of Hunter Road, in Orangeville. Participants should select one location and register online.

“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.”

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, we had 90 participants’ plant 450 trees and shrubs,” said Puddister. “Now we are looking for 200 volunteers to plant 1,000 trees and shrubs. The numbers have increased but as a team we’ll be to accomplish it.”

No tree planting experience is required and training will be provided. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, and wear long pants and boots if possible. Shovels and gloves will be provided or participants may also bring their own. There will be light refreshments and a BBQ after the tree planting so please register.

Students at the Montgomery Village site may participate to earn their community volunteer hours.

For more information, contact Lindsey Jennings, Assistant Program Coordinator of Community Outreach for CVC at 905-670-1615 ext. 445 or [email protected]. Register online at http://goo.gl/wCg0Hr.

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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 protected]

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

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