Earth Day Community Tree Planting – 2022

Essex Region Conservation is inviting everyone to join us on Sunday, April 24, 2021 between 10am and 2pm to help plant more than 2,000 native trees in the City of Windsor. Trees generously supported by Enwin Utilities.

This year, pre-registration is required for Green Teams (15 or more) and individuals attending the event. There are three planting shifts to choose from including 10am to 11am, 11:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 2pm. You can expect to plant three to five trees per individual at this year’s celebration. Green Teams will be recognized with a team photograph at the start of their shift.

Please note, because registration is limited please be sure you are ONLY registering for the number of participants that you guarantee will attend for your Green Teams and individuals ticket requests.

Register through Eventbrite:

Event happens at the green space south of Wyandotte Street east between Florence & Martinique in Windsor. See map below.  Event will take place rain or shine, and will be delayed because of severe weather only. Safety precautions such as masking are encouraged.

Parking is available at the Sand Point Beach parking lot off Riverside Drive. Overflow parking is available at the parking lots off Riverside Drive, adjacent to the Ganatchio Trail, between Bertha and Martinique.

*If parking details change, ERCA will update all event listings on our website, Eventbrite and email participants registered.

Participants can use the Ganatchio Trail (south) to walk to the planting site.

FAQs and Planting Day Considerations

What can I bring to the event?

  • All volunteers will be required to follow provincial Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle with you to the planting event.
  • It may be helpful to bring a towel, an extra pair of socks to change into after planting and some clean shoes for the car ride home.
  • While we have shovels to share, we highly recommend bringing your own to this free event to ensure enough equipment for everyone.
  • Volunteer paperwork

What can I wear to the event?

  • The planting shift will take place rain or shine.
  • Dress for the weather. April can bring a wide range of wet to dry weather conditions.
  • We recommend dressing in layers, bring extra socks, a towel, rain pants and jacket, hat etc. See infographic below.
  • Wear sturdy footwear such as hiking or rubber boots that is comfortable. This location will be extremely muddy with rough terrain. We do not recommend wearing running shoes.
  • We encourage Green Teams to wear their uniforms!

When will I be notified if the planting shift is cancelled?

You will be notified the morning of the shift if the planting event is cancelled through the e-mail addressed provided upon registration.

Get Involved!

From tree plantings and clean ups, to advocacy and education programs, CLICK HERE to find out how you can be involved with protecting and enhancing the Detroit River.