Owen Sound Digs In to Turn Ontario Green on CAA & Trees Ontario Community Planting Weekend


Source: Marketwire

Surprise Mom This Mother's Day With a Forest of Trees

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.

Participant Information:

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
          to naturalized Little River

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

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

           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

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.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Trees Ontario
Elissa Schmidt
Tel: 416-646-1193, Mobile: 416-301-0539

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