The public is invited to give nature a helping hand at Central Lake Ontario Conservation’s annual Earth Day is Every Day tree planting. This is a partnership with CN Railway, Tree Canada and 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 22nd 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 1200 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 and a refillable water bottle. 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
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 Jamie Davidson, Conservation Areas Planner for Central Lake Ontario Conservation. “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.