For Immediate Release
April 21, 2015
Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to once again be partnering with Forests Ontario, as part of a province-wide free community tree planting event to be held on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Participants will get the chance to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces. The NPC planting site is located directly across the street from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre at 3050 Niagara Parkway.
As a result of its strong partnership with Forests Ontario, NPC has greatly expanded its tree planting program. In 2014, over 30,000 new trees were planted in the Park, including the restoration of over nine hectares (24 acres) at the Legends on the Niagara Golf Course Complex. In 2015, NPC intends to plant an additional 40,000 new trees and seedlings on the over 1,300 hectares of property it is entrusted to protect. (more…)