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Trees for Streams community planting events start on Earth Day

'It is the earliest start to our spring volunteer planting events,' says South Simcoe Streams Network official; events start Saturday and run to May 27
The South Simcoe Streams Network has set dates for its Trees for Streams events.

The South Simcoe Streams Network (SSSN) kicks off its Trees for Streams events on Earth Day this year. 

“It is the earliest start to our spring volunteer planting events," says Silvia Pedrazzi, environment liaison for the South Simcoe Streams Network. “Spring planting is dependent on seedling availability which traditionally is at the end of the month to allow for frost being out of the ground among other factors.”

The SSSN has a full line-up of community planting days. They are looking for volunteers willing and able to help plant native species of trees and shrubs along local streams and waterways. Weekend event times are either in the morning starting at 9 a.m. to noon or in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.on the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 22 along Fraser Creek tributary at Henderson Park in Bradford
  • Sunday, April 23 along Innisfil Creek near Churchill
  • Saturday, April 29 along Nottawasaga River, north end of Angus
  • Saturday, May 6 along Beeton Creek, north end of Beeton
  • Sunday, May 7 along Nottawasaga River near Hockley Valley
  • Sunday, May 7 along Nottawasaga River near Loretto
  • Saturday, May 13 along East Beeton Creek in Tottenham
  • Sunday, May 14 along Sheldon Creek near Rosemont
  • Saturday, May 27 along Bon Secours Creek, at Innisfil Beach Park in Alcona

Anyone wishing to participate in a planting event is asked to register through their Survey Monkey link or contact [email protected] for more information.  

Community Tree Planting Days are made possible in part with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Dufferin-Simcoe Land Stewardship Network-County of Simcoe Tree Program, as well as support from Conservation Authorities, landowners, industry and businesses, local municipalities, schools, service and outdoor clubs – and volunteers.