October 17, 2013 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Town of Halton Hills and P.O.W.E.R. invite residents to a community tree planting on Saturday October 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at Glen Williams Park, 509 Main Street in Glen Williams.

“Together with our partners and help from the community, we’ve planted thousands of trees in 2013,” 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.”

Participants will plant native trees and shrubs that enhance the beauty of the local environment, provide habitat for wildlife and aide in the fight against climate change.

Glen Williams Park is located on the banks of the Credit River. Planting trees along the river shades and cools the water, which helps cold-water fish such as trout and salmon.

“Trees and shrubs along the banks also help to naturally filter stormwater before it enters the river.” said Puddister.

No tree planting experience is required and training will be provided. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, and wear long pants and safety boots if possible. Shovels and gloves will be provided but if participants have their own, they are encouraged to bring them. Light refreshments and snacks will be offered after the tree planting.

Please contact the Lindsey Jennings, Assistant Program Coordinator of Community Outreach for CVC at 905-670-1615 ext. 445 or [email protected] if you plan to attend.

CVC has been engaging the Glen Williams and Georgetown communities for many years, offering community tree planting events and environmental stewardship workshops.

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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
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
416-990-4876
[email protected]

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