Grandmas, Grandpas, sons, daughters, and grandchildren were all working together today by planting native trees along the Chippewa Creek EcoPath (off Hammond).
"This is quite a collaboration. We are planting on North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority land and one of the organizing groups is Trees for Nipissing, and they help maintain these, work on grant applications and then when the trees are big enough to go into parks, these trees will mostly go into parks or along roadways where we need more trees,” said Peggy Walsh Craig, Conservation Authority Stewardship Administrator.
“We planted in 2006 and many of those you will see in the museum parking lot between Marina Point and the Museum, those, and many of the plants along Memorial Drive and many of the parks have trees from our original plant in 2006.”
As part of the event, 30 seniors from Living Fit and their grandchildren took part doing their part in trying to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“Grandchildren Planting Trees provides a great opportunity for seniors to forge a lasting memory with their grandchildren and foster life-long stewardship. These young people can look back on the tree planting event with pride and visit these trees year after year to see their efforts grow,” said Reilly Henderson, NBMCA’s Stewardship Supervisor in a release.
Funding for this event was made possible by a grant from TD Friends of the Environment. This event is part of NBMCA’s Restore Your Shore Program.
The Restore Your Shore Program allows shoreline and streambank landowners to take part in a program where free trees, shrubs, and plants are provided. There is also assistance available to do the planting.
Interested shoreline and streambank property owners can contact Reilly Henderson at 705 474-5420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.restoreyourshore.ca.