Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is encouraging homeowners to take advantage of new funding for urban tree planting in the Credit River Watershed. For a limited time, residents in Mississauga wards 4, 9 and 10 can sign up for a free tree through CVC’s 2023 Tree Giveaway program.
“Planting a tree in your yard is one of the best ways to cool your neighbourhood, mitigate the effects of climate change and create a peaceful oasis for birds, pollinators and neighbours to enjoy,” says Melanie Kramer, Senior Coordinator of Residential Outreach at CVC.
CVC recently received funding from the federal government to become a local delivery agent of its 2 Billion Trees program, which promises to plant two billion trees throughout the country by 2030. CVC is using part of this funding to target urban areas in Mississauga with low tree canopy.
“Healthy and thriving trees are vital to our communities. This funding will help us take an important step toward restoring the urban tree canopy in Mississauga,” says Lisa Brusse, Manager of Landowner Engagement and Stewardship at CVC.
CVC’s 2023 Tree Giveaway program is also funded in part by the City of Mississauga, and includes delivery, planting and care guides. Each tree planted in Mississauga will count towards the city’s goal to plant one million trees by 2032.
Homeowners can visit cvc.ca/TreeGiveaway to check if they live in an eligible neighbourhood and qualify to participate in the program.
Caption: CVC staff planting a tree in a homeowner’s yard.
CVC is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. This watershed is the area of land where all rainfall and snowmelt drains into waters flowing to the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
Nicole Di Cintio
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation