Title: Speed River Project Community Tree Planting Day at Howitt Park
Location: Howitt Park (Beechwood Ave, Guelph)
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Description: OPIRG Guelph’s Speed River Project has teamed up with the City of Guelph River System Advisory Committee to run this Spring’s Community Tree Plantings. We will be planting native trees, shrubs and herbaceous species along Guelph riverside lands. We will continue our dialogue about our river systems, and various ways to improve the quality of water for ourselves, downstream communities, and the environment.
Special thanks go to the Great Lake Community Guardian Fund (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change) which is our major sponsor for these events.
Some of the benefits of tree planting are:
– Restoration of the riparian buffer zone slows down surface runoff, reduces land 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! Refreshments will be served!
For more information check out www.opirgguelph.org.
To register call Kiran at 519.824.2091 or email her at [email protected]
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 1:00 pm