Ontario’s Niagara Parks to Host Community Tree Planting Event

Annual Province-Wide Event Invites Communities To Give Back To The Environment

Free Mulch Pick-Up Also Available At Kingsbridge Park, Chippawa

A News Release from the Niagara Parks Commission

Posted April 25th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario  – Niagara Parks is pleased to once again partner with Forests Ontario and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, as part of a province-wide free community tree planting event to be held on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kingsbridge Park, long the Niagara Parkway and Niagara River, in the Niagara Falls, Ontario community of Chippawa

Participants will have the opportunity to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn more about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces. With a goal of planting up to 500 new saplings, the annual tree planting event will take place this year at the Rapidsview Parking Lot, along the Niagara Parkway, just south of the Falls at Upper Rapids Boulevard.

Those wishing to take part in the event, rain or shine, are asked to bring lots of energy – Niagara Parks and Forests Ontario will supply the rest, from the seedlings and trees, to the forestry specialists, shovels, gloves, mulch and refreshments. Bonus: high school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for their participation.

Please note that space is limited, so pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit niagaraparks.com/events

  • Date & Time:
    Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Rapidsview Parking Area, 7561 Niagara Parkway (at Upper Rapids Boulevard), Niagara Falls
  • Cost: FREE
  • To Register: For more information and to register, please visit:
    niagaraparks.com/events
  • Helpful Tips: This event is rain or shine. Appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat and sunscreen are also recommended.

 Project Tree Cycle Mulch Pick-Up

To help kick-off the spring gardening season, the Niagara Parks forestry team will once again offer free wood chip mulch as part of its annual Project Tree-Cycle initiative. The mulch will be available at no charge to the public, while supplies last, at Kingsbridge Park. Please bring your own shovel and collection bags.

About Forests OntarioForests Ontario is the voice for our forests. Working to promote a future of healthy forests sustaining healthy people, Forests Ontario is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas, as well as the renewal and stewardship of Ontario’s forests through restoration, education and awareness. Visit forestsontario.ca or follow on Twitter: @Forests_Ontario.

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation – Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada. The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on revitalizing, animating and stewarding public green spaces. Visit fef.td.com or follow on Twitter: @TDFEF and Instagram: @tdfef.

About Niagara Parks – Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

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