Help Plant Trees at Mountsberg on May 8

Conservation Halton invites you to join a team of between 300 and 400 volunteers to help plant 3,000 trees on Sat. May 8. The planting will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mountsberg Conservation Area as part of the Trees for Watershed Health Program. 
     The event is open to individuals, families or groups who pre-register. It is free of charge and includes a complimentary barbecue. Spaces tend to fill up early so register your group or family now 
     In addition to the tree planting, volunteers can enjoy a day full of activities. Take a wagon ride, check out a birds of prey show, play in the Play Barn and visit the farm animals at the Cameron barnyard. The Mountsberg Raptor Centre staff is also making plans to introduce their newest addition to the community at the Trees for Watershed Health barbeque.
     “The Trees for Watershed Health planting is a highlight of our spring calendar every year, and it’s wonderful to see the community participation,” said Hassaan Basit, Conservation Halton’s director of communications services. “This year, we are pleased to be celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity and planting trees is a great way for all of us to help promote biodiversity in the watershed.”
     Volunteers are reminded to dress according to the weather, wear waterproof boots and bring a shovel. The event will happen rain or shine. Registration for the event is required by Friday, April 30, and space is limited.
     Launched in 2006, Trees for Watershed Health is a Conservation Halton community outreach program designed to engage watershed residents and community groups in tree planting. The program was started to bring communities and nature together to help increase forest cover in the Halton watershed.

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