June 10, 2015 – Do you want to help make a difference in your community? Join Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Town of Halton Hills and Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources (P.O.W.E.R) for the Fairy Lake Community Tree Planting on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Rotary Park, Acton. This community event is proudly sponsored by ALCOA and TD Friends of the Environment (TDFEF).

“There are many benefits of maintaining natural spaces in our communities,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation for CVC. “Native shrubs add visual appeal to the landscape while reducing pollution and improving water quality. This is why community planting events are so important for locations such as Fairy Lake.”

Natural vegetation acts as a filter that absorbs contaminants and residue from the lands adjacent to water bodies. Planting shrubs along the shoreline is a good alternative to trees because it offers the same natural benefits, while maintaining the visual sightlines of the lake for the community to enjoy. Participants will have a positive impact on the environment by enhancing the area’s green space.

Participants should dress for the weather and wear long pants and sturdy shoes. This event is great for people of all ages, including students looking to earn community service hours. No experience is necessary. On-site training will be available. Equipment will be provided but extras are appreciated.

To register, visit http://fairylake.eventbrite.ca.

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partner 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 Peel and Halton; 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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Jamie Williams
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Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 285
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