Trees Ontario Community Planting Weekend – May 3 and June 21, 2014

Image from Trees Ontario

Image from Trees Ontario

The community that plants together, grows together! Join Trees Ontario and supporting partners this upcoming May 3rd and June 21st for its sixth annual Community Planting Weekend.

Families, friends, and community members are encouraged to take part in this half day tree planting activity, promoting community engagement and environmental action. The event engages communities in local reforestation projects, and builds awareness around the importance of trees, shade and green urban spaces.

Participant Information: This family-friendly event will take place rain or shine. To participate, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), and bring a hat and/or sunscreen.

Tree planting will take place in the following locations:

Barrhaven (Ottawa), ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
Winding Way and Prince of Wales Drive, 20 Winding Way, Ottawa, ON, K2C 3H1

Kingston, ON – May 3, 2014, 9-11am
Lemoine Point Conservation Area, 1440 Coverdale Drive (North Parking lot), Kingston ON, K7M 9A1

Kitchener/Waterloo – May 3,2014, 10am-12pm
Snyder’s Flats,(End of Snyder’s Flats Road, 1.5km west of Bloomingdale), Bloomingdale, ON, N0B 1K0

London, ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
Heron Haven Park, 204 Skyline Ave, London, ON, N5X 0A4

Midhurst, ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
near 1904 Gill Road, Midhurst, ON, L0L 2K0

Niagara Falls, ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
Niagara Glen Nature Centre, 3050 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 6T2

North Bay, ON – June 21, 2014, 10am-12pm
Between Golden Mile Beach and Marathon Beach, Memorial Drive, North Bay, ON

Peterborough, ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
Medical Drive & Alexander Ct (across from Peterborough Regional Health Centre), Medical Drive & Alexander Ct, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7C6

Windsor, ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
Lakeshore Woods Park, Firgrove Drive between Chateau Avenue & Banwell Road

East Gwillimbury,ON – May 3, 2014, 10am-12pm
York Regional Forest – Bendor & Graves Tract, 17858 McCowan Road, East Gwillimbury, ON, L0G 1E0

Parking will be available. This event is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome, however space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated. Register online by visiting the Trees Ontario website –
http://www.treesontario.ca/plantingweekend or by calling 1-877-646-1193.

Trees Ontario’s supporting partners: CAA South Central Ontario, CAA North & East Ontario, Enbridge Gas Distribution, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Ontario Wood.

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