April 18, 2012 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites Orangeville residents and community partners to an Earth Day tree planting and creek clean-up event on Saturday April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees are asked to meet at the Broadway Pentecostal Tabernacle Church parking lot, 556 Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m. and walk to the adjacent planting site.

“Planting trees has a big impact on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we share,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Earth Day is an opportunity for families to get outside, connect with nature and do their part for the local environment.”

During the event, residents will help plant over 500 native trees and shrubs along a tributary of Mill Creek. Tree planting helps naturalize stream banks, improve water quality and fish habitat, and control stream bank erosion. A naturalized buffer of trees and shrubs helps filter runoff from nearby roads before it enters the stream, decreasing the amount of contaminants that make their way into Mill Creek.

Participants are asked to dress for the weather, and wear long pants and safety boots if possible. Shovels and gloves will be provided but extras would be helpful. A barbecue lunch for volunteers will follow courtesy of Orangeville Lions Club. Please contact the Town of Orangeville at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2246 or e-mail [email protected] if you plan to attend.

The tree planting is a partnership project of the Town of Orangeville Sustainability Action Team, Trout Unlimited – Greg Clark Chapter, Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club and Credit Valley Conservation.

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 over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

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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
[email protected]

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