Windsor – Join Essex Region Conservation, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and hundreds of individuals from across the region for the 20th annual Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration, happening from 10am to Noon on Sunday, April 28 in East Windsor. Attendees will plant more than 2,000 trees at this event, which celebrates Earth Day 2019.
“This is great family event, and after 20 years, it’s been wonderful to see so many return year after year, “explains Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Communications & Outreach Services. “Planting trees helps improve water quality, removes carbon from the air, helps to mitigate flooding and the impacts of a changing climate.
Since 1999, this event alone has added more than twenty thousand trees to the City of Windsor’s landscape. “As this location is part of the Detroit River Watershed, the trees planted also help to improve water quality for the entire Detroit River and ultimately, our Great Lakes,” Stuebing says. Groups of ten or more individuals are invited to sign up as a Green Team for the event, where they will be recognized for their efforts with a plaque. Individuals and families are also welcome to attend, even if they are not part of a Green Team.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own shovel, as there are a limited supply of tree planting tools available. The event will be hosted at the green space off Wyandotte between Florence & Martinique.
For Green Team registration and a map to the location, visit https://essexregionconservation.ca/earth-day. Anyone interested in volunteering during the morning can contact Gina, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.
The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup implements the Remedial Action Plan on behalf of a community-based partnership working together to protect, restore and enhance the Detroit River ecosystem. The federal, provincial and municipal government, local industries, scientific researchers, local environmental organizations and many dedicated citizens are key partners and play an important role in the cleanup process. The DRCC’s member organizations provide leadership in identifying partnerships and funding opportunities to support and implement clean up goals.