Sunday September 23: Digging in for a good cause in Shelburne
Volunteers needed for TD Tree Days events in Stayner, Shelburne and the Minesing Wetlands this September. -NVCA photo
News release from the NVCA
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is looking for volunteers to plant trees in Simcoe and Dufferin counties.
On Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will meet at the Clearview EcoPark in Stayner to plant 250 trees and shrubs along Lamont Creek.
The following week, on Sunday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will meet in Shelburne to plant 300 trees along Walters and Beasley Creeks.
Finally, on Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will meet in the Minesing Wetlands near Utopia to plant 500 trees.
As they grow, these trees will shade the rivers and creeks and stabilize the stream bank, improving water quality. They’ll also create habitat for fish and aquatic life, and also the hundreds of species of birds and pollinators that live or migrate through our area.
These fun, green events are suitable for all ages, making them perfect for families and community groups. They are eligible events for students in need of high school volunteer hours.
All three of these planting days are part of TD Tree Days, a national program lead by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. These family-friendly events see volunteers planting trees to help the environment in their local community. NVCA is pleased to work with TD and other groups, including Clearview Township, the Town of Shelburne, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada on these events.
Find out more about events and sign-up to volunteer by visiting the NVCA website at www.nvca.on.ca or TD Tree Days at tdtreedays.com.
-About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands. www.nvca.on.ca
About TD Tree Days: TD Tree Days invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees, their families, and our community partners, a fun, easy and rewarding way to give back and help green the communities in which they live and work. TD Tree Days has been bringing people together since 2010 and is helping to create a more vibrant planet by growing and enhancing green spaces. The program is contributing to TD’s The Ready Commitment target of helping plant 1 million trees by 2030. Over 300,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in communities across North America through TD Tree Days, and this fall thousands of volunteers will come together to further enhance over 100 green spaces for everyone to enjoy. To ensure that the right tree is properly planted in the right place, over 90 local community organizations, including conservation authorities, municipalities and Indigenous communities support TD Tree Days with technical expertise. For more information and to register, visit tdtreedays.com.