The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) will be lending their support to champion the 5th annual TD Tree Day in Sault Ste. Marie. On Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm.
Parking for this event is available on the west side of Bible Fellowship, 756 Landslide Road. Volunteers should wear sturdy work boots or closed toe shoes, and bring work gloves and a water bottle as well as a shovel and pail for carrying water and mulch. Training and guidance will be provided on site.
“The TD Tree Day planting taking place on Landslide Hill is an important community event, and a perfect connection for both organizations,” said Deane Greenwood, SSMRCA Trail Coordinator and Community Liaison.” It’s part of a continuing effort by the SSMRCA to combat extensive erosion on Landslide Hill. The tree plant will include native species such as White Cedar, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Balsam Poplar, Red Pine and White Pine.”
Healthy forests and urban green spaces play important roles in maintaining a healthy planet. By participating in TD Tree Days, volunteers actively support forest stewardship, while making a real contribution to the well-being of their community and environment.
In addition to their aesthetic, cultural and recreational value, the ecological value of forests provide vital functions including:
Creating oxygen and filtering out air pollutants
Providing essential habitat to birds and other wildlife
Providing shade and wind reduction
Increased property values
Mitigating effects of global warming
Increased forest biodiversity
TD Tree Day provides TD employees, families, friends and community members with the opportunity to demonstrate environmental stewardship in their local communities.
“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority to support important ecological initiatives – and hope to make our community a better place to live,” said Riley Cartmill, TD Financial Sales Representative.
TD Tree Day
TD Tree Days was launched by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation in 2010 as a national employee engagement program. This annual event invests in the health of local ecology, and offers people a fun, easy and rewarding way to give back and help green the communities in which they live and work. Volunteers from Scouts to Bankers have planted over 135,000 trees through TD Tree Days. This year volunteers will plant another 50,000 trees in over 140 communities across Canada in celebration of the program’s 5th anniversary.