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10,000 Trees For The Rouge Annual Spring Tree Planting

Sunday, April 22, 2018


10,000 Trees is an all-volunteer non-profit charitable organization dedicated to restoring natural wildlife habitat through the planting of native trees, flowers and shrubs. The plantings are designed to provide both food and shelter opportunities for wildlife.

10,000 Trees began planning for its first conservation effort in the Rouge River watershed in 1989. This year the organization 10,000 Trees is preparing for its 29th annual planting event. As one of Canada’s largest public tree‐planting events it attracts over 2,000 volunteers annually.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday April 22nd, 2018. The planting site is located in Markham near Waldon Pond, east of Kennedy Rd., on the south side of Austin Drive (West of Markville Mall). This site is adjacent to our, now mature, 1991 planting site.

This year we are also initiating an educational component to our planting. Volunteers will be able to drop by the Education Tent for games, giveaways and to learn about various tree and shrub species that are being planted on site and how they contribute to the ecology and biodiversity of the area.

THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE. Volunteers can park at the Unionville GO Station located at 7970 Kennedy Road, and ride a shuttle bus to and from the site continuously 8:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

All volunteers should bring the following: waterproof boots, gloves, a garden spade or shovel and a refillable water bottle or mug to take advantage of free Starbucks coffee or water from the City of Markham’s WOW “Water on Wheels” trailer. (Volunteers should bring their own refillable bottles and thermoses for water and coffee) Earth day this year is all about reducing plastic waste.

The day will begin at 9:00 am with a smudging ritual performed by Elder Garry Sault of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. Later, at approximately 11:00 a.m., dignitaries will

Click here for more details of the annual tree planting.

 

 

 


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