OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/11 -- Attention: News, Environment, Community, Event Calendars, Forestry, Reporters
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On Mother's Day weekend, May 7 & 8, CAA South Central Ontario, Trees Ontario and local planting partners will be hosting five free community tree planting events across the province, including one in Owen Sound with local planting partner Grey Sauble Conservation Authority.
Hosted by CAA South Central Ontario and Trees Ontario, this Annual Community Planting Weekend is designed to bring families, volunteers and CAA members together, to take part in a 1/2 day tree planting activity, promoting community engagement and environmental action. The event aims to engage communities in local reforestation projects, and build profile around the importance of trees, shade and green urban spaces.
Events are rain or shine. To participate in an event, all you need to bring is a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! CAA South Central Ontario and Trees Ontario will supply the rest - the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat and sunscreen. Parking will be available.
Families are invited to celebrate Mother's Day weekend in a unique way by planting trees to create their own local family legacy.
Media are also invited to join the tutorials and tree planting events across the province.
For more information and to register to participate in this free tree planting event, please visit: http://www.treesontario.ca/plantingweekend
WHAT: Trees Ontario and CAA Community Planting Weekend DATE: Saturday, May 7 WHERE: WINDSOR WHERE: OWEN SOUND McHugh Park Grey Sauble Conservation 9655 McHugh Street, Authority Windsor, ON 237897 Inglis Falls Road East of WFCU Centre & R.R. #4, Owen Sound, ON adjacent to naturalized Little River Corridor WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PARTNER: City of Windsor PARTNER: Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
Click here to register for the Windsor Event
Click here to register for the Owen Sound Event
WHERE: ORILLIA WHERE: KINGSTON Scout Valley 15th Line & Old Barrie Road, Lemoine Point Conservation Orillia, ON Area, 1440 Coverdale Drive, Kingston, ON WHEN: 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. WHEN: 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. PARTNER: North Simcoe Stewardship PARTNER: Cataraquai Region CA City of Orillia Parks & Volunteers Recreation Friends of Lemoine Point
Click here to register for the Orillia Event
Click here to register for the Kingston Event
DATE: Sunday, May 8 WHERE: KITCHENER/WATERLOO Laurel Creek Conservation Area 625 Westmount Road, Waterloo, ON WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PARTNER: Grand River Conservation Authority
Click here to register for the Kitchener/Waterloo Event
Trees Ontario, working with its partners, is the largest, not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. It is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through a range of tree planting activities.
The goal of Trees Ontario is to restore the province's tree planting capacity, especially throughout southern Ontario on private lands, by providing funding and planning support for its tree planting partners. These include local Conservation Authorities, Ontario Stewardship Councils, municipal governments and community volunteer groups.
This year, with its partners, Trees Ontario will plant over 3 million trees. Its goal is to support the planting of 10 million trees per year by 2015. Help us save the environment. One tree at a time. To participate, donate and to learn more visit the Trees Ontario website at www.treesontario.ca.
CAA South Central Ontario
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.