CVC Celebrates National Tree Day

Thursday, September 15, 2011 by Credit Valley Conservation

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Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites residents to join in celebrating National Tree Day by participating in a variety of activities across the watershed. While Canada’s National Tree Day falls on Sept. 21 this year, activities will take place throughout the week.

This year, special activities include:

  • Hickory Woods Public School Planting Event in Brampton – Sept. 21
  • CVC Tree Giveaway Contest – starts online Sept. 19, draw to take place Sept. 21
  • Upper Credit Conservation Area Tree Planting Event with Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in Alton – Sept. 24
  • Giving Back to the Glen: Tree Planting Festival in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills and P.O.W.E.R. at Glen Williams Park, Halton Hills – Oct. 1

National Tree Day celebrates one of our most important natural resources. Trees provide many benefits including their ability to clean air and water, prevent soil erosion, provide food and shelter for animals, and create a natural noise barrier in our urban environment. In addition, trees provide shelter from the elements helping to reduce heating and cooling costs, provide learning environments for youth and communities, and beautify our surroundings.

To maintain the health of our forests and grow our urban tree canopy, CVC works on a number of initiatives throughout the year. In 2010, CVC planted 130,000 trees through landowner reforestation programs, as well as more than 10,000 trees though our highly successful Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) program.

For details and to enter the tree giveaway contest, visit and join the CVC Facebook account by searching for Credit Valley Conservation – non-profit organization.

For information on CVC Forestry programs, visit http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/your-land-water/countryside-living/your-trees-and-forests/contact-cvc-forestry/

For information on CYC, visit http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/cyc/

For information on volunteers events, visit http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/about-cvc/events-calendar/

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

                                                                                               

MEDIA CONTACT:

Bethany Lee

Community Relations Specialist

Credit Valley Conservation

905-670-1615 ext. 385

blee@creditvalleyca.ca

 

INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lindsey Jennings

Assistant Program Coordinator, Outreach

Credit Valley Conservation

905-670-1615 ext. 445

ljennings@creditvalleyca.ca