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Attend Canada's largest annual one-day tree planting

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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MARKHAM, ON - April 25, 2019 - Looking for a fun way to help protect the environment and earn your volunteer hours during Earth Month? You are invited to attend 10,000 Trees Annual Spring Planting on Sunday, April 28, in celebration of their 30th Anniversary!

Over the past 30 years, 10,000 Trees has reclaimed 200 acres of fragile watershed lands and have planted more than 200,000 trees and shrubs.

"On behalf of the City of Markham, I would like to congratulate 10,000 Trees for 30 years of outstanding service in our community," says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. "This organization, run by volunteers dedicated to restoring our natural habitats, goes to show that small actions can make a big difference. This is a chance for all of us to do our part to help our environment by creating a greener, healthier world now and for the future.”

Do your part by helping to plant trees, shrubs, wildflowers and pollinator gardens. You will be making a difference for future generations to come, ensuring that our natural habitats are well-kept and that Markham remains lush and beautiful.

Come join us - rain, snow or shine! Don't forget to dress appropriately and bring your:
• waterproof boots
• spade or shovel
• bucket and gloves
• water bottle or coffee mug

"We have had a very wet spring," says Robert Roszell, Chairman, 10,000 Trees. "This year’s site does have water on it. We recommend that anyone coming out to be wearing rubber boots. Be prepared to deal with mud as we have had the site plowed last year."

Visit 10000trees.com to learn more and to register online.


When:
Sunday, April 28, 2019

8:30 a.m. | Smudging Ceremony & Planting Begins
11:00 a.m. | Opening Ceremony & Remarks

Where:
Southeast corner of Stonebridge Dr. and Major Mackenzie Rd. E, west of McCowan Rd.


Note: There is no parking or drop-off available at the planting site. Volunteers arriving by car are asked to park or get dropped off at the Mount Joy GO Station located at 1801 Bur Oak Ave in Markham. Shuttle buses will be available to take volunteers to the planting site and back to the GO station, and will run continuously between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Who:
- Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti
- Members of Council
- Lorne Smith, Markham Historian
- Chief R. Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Ontario Bee Association
- TRCA
- City of Markham, Operations, Parks and Forestry Division
- York Region Public Health
- Rouge Park


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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Erynn Sally, Media Relations Coordinator at esally@markham.ca or 416.737.2684.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards. 

About 10,000 Trees: 10,000 Trees for the Rouge is a volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to restoring natural habitat within the Rouge Valley, located on the northeastern outskirts of Toronto. We organize a public one-day tree planting each year during Earth Week. Each planting attracts over 1,800 volunteers. In 2015 we had about 2,700! Since 1989, our volunteers have helped to restore over 180 acres of fragile watershed land. Our plantings protect creeks and streams in the Rouge watershed from soil erosion, helping to link existing islands of forest and extending wildlife corridors. Together we’re making a difference.


MARKHAM, ON - April 25, 2019 - Looking for a fun way to help protect the environment and earn your volunteer hours during Earth Month? You are invited to attend 10,000 Trees Annual Spring Planting on Sunday, April 28, in celebration of their 30th Anniversary!

Over the past 30 years, 10,000 Trees has reclaimed 200 acres of fragile watershed lands and have planted more than 200,000 trees and shrubs.

"On behalf of the City of Markham, I would like to congratulate 10,000 Trees for 30 years of outstanding service in our community," says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. "This organization, run by volunteers dedicated to restoring our natural habitats, goes to show that small actions can make a big difference. This is a chance for all of us to do our part to help our environment by creating a greener, healthier world now and for the future.”

Do your part by helping to plant trees, shrubs, wildflowers and pollinator gardens. You will be making a difference for future generations to come, ensuring that our natural habitats are well-kept and that Markham remains lush and beautiful.

Come join us - rain, snow or shine! Don't forget to dress appropriately and bring your:
• waterproof boots
• spade or shovel
• bucket and gloves
• water bottle or coffee mug

"We have had a very wet spring," says Robert Roszell, Chairman, 10,000 Trees. "This year’s site does have water on it. We recommend that anyone coming out to be wearing rubber boots. Be prepared to deal with mud as we have had the site plowed last year."

Visit 10000trees.com to learn more and to register online.


When:
Sunday, April 28, 2019

8:30 a.m. | Smudging Ceremony & Planting Begins
11:00 a.m. | Opening Ceremony & Remarks

Where:
Southeast corner of Stonebridge Dr. and Major Mackenzie Rd. E, west of McCowan Rd.


Note: There is no parking or drop-off available at the planting site. Volunteers arriving by car are asked to park or get dropped off at the Mount Joy GO Station located at 1801 Bur Oak Ave in Markham. Shuttle buses will be available to take volunteers to the planting site and back to the GO station, and will run continuously between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Who:
- Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti
- Members of Council
- Lorne Smith, Markham Historian
- Chief R. Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Ontario Bee Association
- TRCA
- City of Markham, Operations, Parks and Forestry Division
- York Region Public Health
- Rouge Park


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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Erynn Sally, Media Relations Coordinator at esally@markham.ca or 416.737.2684.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards. 

About 10,000 Trees: 10,000 Trees for the Rouge is a volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to restoring natural habitat within the Rouge Valley, located on the northeastern outskirts of Toronto. We organize a public one-day tree planting each year during Earth Week. Each planting attracts over 1,800 volunteers. In 2015 we had about 2,700! Since 1989, our volunteers have helped to restore over 180 acres of fragile watershed land. Our plantings protect creeks and streams in the Rouge watershed from soil erosion, helping to link existing islands of forest and extending wildlife corridors. Together we’re making a difference.