April 3rd 2017
For Immediate Release
Calling all Green Teams for Earth Day Tree Planting
Join Essex Region Conservation, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and hundreds of individuals from across the region for the annual Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration, happening from 10am to Noon on April 23 in East Windsor. Attendees will plant more than 2,000 trees at this event, which celebrates Earth Day 2017.
“This is truly a community event, with hundreds of individuals from all over the region coming together for one cause,” explains Danielle Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Community Outreach Services. “It’s a great family event and, after almost 20 years, it’s been wonderful to see so many return year after year. As their children are growing, so are the trees that have been planted.”
Planting trees helps improve water quality, removes carbon from the air and provides shelter for birds and other wildlife.
“Since 1999, this event alone has added more than twenty thousand trees to the City of Windsor’s landscape,” Stuebing says. “As this is part of the Detroit River watershed, the trees planted also help to improve water quality for the entire Detroit River and ultimately, our Great Lakes.”
Groups of ten or more individuals are invited to sign up as a Green Team for the event, where they’ll be recognized for their efforts with a plaque. Individuals and families are also welcome to attend, even if they are not part of a Green Team.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own shovel, if possible. There will be a limited supply of tree planting tools available. The event will be hosted at the green space off Wyandotte between Florence & Martinique.
For Green Team registration and a map to the location, visit www.erca.org/EarthDay
For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.
The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup implements the Remedial Action Plan on behalf of a community-based partnership working together to protect, restore and enhance the Detroit River ecosystem. The federal, provincial and municipal government, local industries, scientific researchers, local environmental organizations and many dedicated citizens are key partners and play an important role in the cleanup process. The DRCC’s member organizations provide leadership in identifying partnerships and funding opportunities to support and implement clean up goals.
Digital media attached: Participants at the 2016 Earth Day Tree Planting.
Director of Community Outreach Services
519-776-5209 ext. 352
Detroit River Remedial Action Plan Coordinator
519-776-5209 ext. 356