South Simcoe Streams Network is looking for volunteers who want to roll up their sleeves and leave a legacy for future generations by planting trees.
The agency is hosting a number of Trees for Streams community work days, planting native trees and shrubs along stream banks to provide erosion control, improve water quality for spawning fish, and create wildlife habitat.
Join a work party, and be part of streambank restoration in South Simcoe. Work dates include:
- May 4 at Coventry Park in Tottenham, New Tecumseth. From 9 a.m. to noon, help plant along the Beeton Creek.
- May 5, at Centennial Park in Innisfil, Line 7 and 10 Sideroad, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will plant trees and shrubs along the restored Lover’s Creek.
- May 11, in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Tree planting continues along Fraser Creek, beside the Bradford Home Depot store at 470 Holland St. W., from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a multi-year project that is working toward restoring an urban forest and a healthier creek.
Each event includes an orientation session and refreshments.
May also be ideal for high-school students in need of community hours. Bring your forms to be signed.
For other tree-planting events, more information about the South Simcoe Streams Network, or to register, contact Silvia Pedrazzi at email@example.com or 705-435-1540 ext. 107.