Community Tree Planting Days!

Title: Community Tree Planting Days!
Location: Silvercreek Park (North Bank of Speed River, Edinburgh Road South)
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Description: This event will include planting native trees and shrubs along the river as well as caring for our babies from previous plantings! Please join us for planting. We will continue our dialogue about our river systems, and various ways to improve the quality of water for ourselves, our downstream communities, and the environment.

Why is tree planting along the river important?

Some of the benefits are:
Restoration of riparian buffer zone slows down surface runoff, reduces river bank erosion, and traps pollutants. Reduced runoff of pollutants reduces algal bloom in the river stream.
Trees and shrubs increase water storage capacity within the local sub-watershed.
Tree canopies along the riverbank reduce water temperature and increase dissolved oxygen in the water. Increased oxygen in water increases aquatic biodiversity.
Reduced runoff of pollutants reduces algal bloom in the river stream.
Planting trees and shrubs increases plant biodiversity in the riparian buffer zone, and provides better habitat for wildlife.

This is a fun, family friendly event! Snacks and drinks will be served!
Please wear long sleeves and bring sun or rain gear, shovel and other small tools if you have them.

For more information and to register for this event please call the OPIRG office at 519 824 2091, or email [email protected].
Hope to see you there!

Kiran Bhattarai
OPIRG-Guelph Speed River Project Coordinator
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: 2014-05-24
End Time:  1:00 pm