For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites residents and community partners to help combat climate change, shade Mill Creek to improve habitat for native fish and clean Orangeville on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (rain or shine) during a tree planting and creek clean-up event.

During the event, residents will help plant 650 trees and shrubs along a tributary of Mill Creek. Tree planting helps naturalize stream banks, improve water quality and fish habitat, and control bank erosion. A naturalized buffer also helps to filter road run-off 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 on attending. Meet at Broadway Pentecostal Tabernacle Church parking lot, 556 Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m. and walk to the planting site.

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

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Media Contact:
Marta Marychuk,
Acting Supervisor, Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]
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