September 3, 2014 – Join Sierra Club, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the City of Brampton for a day of community tree planting. Increase Brampton’s forest coverage and fight the effects of climate change.

Tree planting takes place on Saturday Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at McLaughlin Valley in Brampton, just north of Williams Parkway. The planting site can be accessed via trails off McLaughlin Road or Williams Parkway. No experience required.

Participants will learn tree planting best practices. Equipment will be provided, but if you have your own shovel please bring it. Light refreshments and snacks will be offered after planting.

“Climate change doesn’t only melt our polar ice caps. It also disrupts areas that are near and dear to us,” says Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Planting new trees will slow the effects of climate change. Nurturing green spaces will ensure a positive future for our communities and forests.”

Volunteers are a vital part of CVC’s conservation projects. Tree planting is an opportunity to get involved and improve the quality of our communities. CVC, with support from community volunteers, has planted over six million trees since 1954.

Visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/events to register and find out more information on the effects of climate change on our communities.

Sierra Club Canada is a registered charitable organization. Through education and advocacy programs, it empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy planet.

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 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.

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Photo:
CVC’s Lindsey Jennings demonstrates the correct way to plant a tree. Photo by Shaima Al-Khalili.
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Event Contact
Lindsey Jennings
Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 445
[email protected]

Media Contact
Kimberley Holt-Behrend
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 415
[email protected]

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