Earth Day Community Tree Planting, 2023

Earth Day Community Tree Planting, 2023

Essex Region Conservation is inviting everyone to join us on Sunday, April 23, 2023 between 10am and 12pm to help plant more than 1,800 native trees in the City of Windsor. This event is generously sponsored by Enwin Utilities Ltd.

You can expect to plant two to three trees per individual at this year’s celebration. Green Teams will be recognized with a team photograph at the start of their shift. Green Teams can register for their tickets no later than Saturday April 15th at 4pm to ensure certificates can be created in time for the event.

Please note, because registration is limited please be sure you are ONLY registering for the number of participants that you guarantee will attend for your Green Teams.

Event happens at the green space south of Wyandotte Street east between Florence & Martinique in Windsor. Event will take place rain or shine, and will be delayed because of severe weather only.

Parking is available at the following parking lots, use the Ganatchio Trail system to arrive at the Earth Day site. Riverside Kiwanis Park/Pump Track parking lot, McHugh Park parking lot and various public parking lots along Riverside Drive east.

FAQs and Planting Day Considerations

Do I have to register if I am not part of a Green Team?

  • No you do not have to register in advance.

What can I bring to the event?

  • Please bring a reusable water bottle with you to the planting event.
  • It may be helpful to bring a towel, an extra pair of socks to change into after planting and some clean shoes for the car ride home.
  • While we have shovels, buckets, gloves and wheelbarrows to share, we highly recommend bringing your own to this free event to ensure enough equipment for everyone.
  • Volunteer paperwork

What can I wear to the event?

  • The planting shift will take place rain or shine.
  • Dress for the weather. April can bring a wide range of wet to dry weather conditions.
  • We recommend dressing in layers, bring extra socks, a towel, rain pants and jacket, hat etc. See infographic below.
  • Wear sturdy footwear such as hiking or rubber boots that is comfortable. This location will be extremely muddy with rough terrain. We do not recommend wearing running shoes.
  • We encourage Green Teams to wear their uniforms!

When will I be notified if the planting shift is cancelled?

You will be notified the morning if the planting event is cancelled through the e-mail addressed provided upon registration.

For questions about the event, please reach out to ERCA’s Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator, Gina at 519-776-5209 ext. 245 or


Parking is available in the public lots along Riverside Drive. Please use the Ganatchio Trail walking paths to access the site.

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