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Put on Your Rubber Boots and Get Ready to Plant Some Trees on Earth Day

Apr 13, 2017

Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day. Help keep Mississauga green during Earth Days 2017 by getting involved in one of the City’s tree-planting events. This year, volunteers will be planting 150 trees in each of Mississauga’s 11 wards to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and to kick off the One Million Trees Mississauga tree-planting program for 2017.

What: 
Earth Day tree plantings

Who:
Mayor and Mississauga Members of Council, local dignitaries and special guests

Date:  
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time:  
9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: 
Eleven tree-planting locations around Mississauga as outlined below. 

Volunteers:  
Registration is required to participate in a tree planting event. Register at http://bit.ly/OMTearthday

Cawthra Park (Ward 1)
1399 Cawthra Rd.

Lakeside Park (Ward 2)
2268 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Garnetwood Park (Ward 3)
1996 Rathburn Rd. E.

Mississauga Valley (Ward 4)
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

Victory Park (Ward 5)
3055 Victory Cres.

Riverwood Park (Ward 6)
4190 Riverwood Park Ln.

Richard Jones Park (Ward 7)
181 Whitchurch Mews

John C. Pallett Park (Ward 8)
4550 Glen Erin Dr.

Castlegreen Meadows (Ward 9)
2829 Castlebridge Dr.

Osprey Marsh (Ward 10)
6123 Ninth Ln.

Credit Meadows (Ward 11)
6545 Creditview Rd.

The city’s 2.1 million trees help to filter pollution, increase shade, provide a natural habitat for wildlife, encourage active living and reduce exposure to certain environmental risks.

For more information about Earth Days, visit mississauga.ca/earthdays. For more information about the City’s One Million Trees planting program, visit onemilliontrees.ca.


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BACKGROUND:
One Million Trees Mississauga: is a 20-year program to encourage residents, schools, community groups and businesses to join the City’s tree planting efforts to plant more trees on both public and private lands in Mississauga. To date, over 240,000 trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers. This Earth Day, all trees planted will support this campaign and 1,650 trees and shrubs will be added to our total. To register for a tree planting, visit onemilliontrees.ca.

Earth Days is an annual campaign featuring City initiatives and events delivered with the support of local partners that help educate residents on the importance of environmental sustainability. Events open to the public include One Million Trees, 20-Minute Makeover and Earth Day Film Fest at Central Library. Residents are encouraged to participate and take action to help reduce their environmental footprint. Visit  mississauga.ca/earthdays for more information.

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Media Contact:                                                        
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                                
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151
                             






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