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Back to listSep 25, 2010

SGI-Canada Youth Plant 325 Trees

100925x_canada_tree_plantingjpgYouth members planting trees to help support the ecosystem in the Credit River area

On September 25, sixty-two SGI-Canada youth members drove to Acton, Ontario, to participate in an annual tree planting activity with the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).

Carrying shovels, gloves and pots, the youth trekked onto the CVC property to an open area where they began to plant 325 trees. These trees will help improve the wildlife habitat and water quality while reducing greenhouse gases.

This year marks the 10th year since SGI-Canada youth first started the tree planting. The activity provides young people with the opportunity to get hands-on experience regarding proper tree planting technique and also learn about the importance of working together toward a common goal.

CVC, one of 36 conservation authorities operating in Ontario, is in partnership with the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed and has been working for over 50 years to protect the natural environment. CVC is a community-based environmental organization dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on the watershed.

[Adapted from an article in the October 2010 issue of the SGI-Canada Online News; photo courtesy of SGI-Canada]