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CLOCA Earth Day Tree Planting

Volunteers Needed For RBC Earth Day Is Every Day Tree Planting

Date: Sat, April 23, 2016
Time: 9:00am to Noon
Where: Enniskillen Conservation Area, Clarington

The public is invited to give nature a helping hand at Central Lake Ontario Conservation’s annual Earth Day is Every Day tree planting event in partnership with RBC being held at the Carruthers Tract, a part of the Enniskillen Conservation Area in the Municipality of Clarington. The event is FREE and will run rain or shine, on Saturday April 23 from 9:00am until noon. All wishing to participate are asked to register online or call 905-579-0411, ext. 142.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant 2,016 native trees that will eventually grow into 2 acres mixed forest habitat. The public is asked to dress for the weather, bring a hat, sunscreen, boots, gloves and good digging shovels. Central Lake Ontario Conservation’s (CLOCA) Earth Day is Every Day event is a great opportunity for families, scout and guide groups, churches, businesses and students to assist and enjoy nature.

Directions: From the intersection of Regional Rd. 57 and Taunton Road in Clarington, travel north to Concession Rd 7. Turn left onto Con. Rd. 7 and travel to Holt Rd. Turn right and travel to the Enniskillen Conservation Area’s main entrance and follow signs. Google Map

RBC logo“The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), through the RBC Blue Water Project fosters a culture of water stewardship,” says Travis Capes, Regional Vice President, Durham Region. “This is our fourth year sponsoring this event as tree planting supports RBC’s overall goal to create access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water now and in the future.”

The property receiving the trees this year is located in the Greenbelt and the Oak Ridges Moraine and provides significant groundwater resources, open meadows, mature forests and wetland features in the headwaters of Clarington’s Bowmanville Creek. It is a major migratory corridor for wildlife and offers a thriving cold water fishery. “This tree planting like the others, will begin transforming a regenerating meadow into forest habitat for wildlife and enhance water quality,” says Capes. “One of the many benefits of these trees, as they grow and mature, is they will reduce topsoil erosion by catching precipitation with their leaf canopies. This lessens the force of storms and slows down water runoff which in turn ensures that groundwater supplies are continually being replenished.”

For more information please contact Gord Geissberger at the Authority office (905) 579-0411, ext. 142, email gord@cloca.com.

Healthy watersheds for today and tomorrow.