Tree Planting for Habitat Improvement in Spruce Grove – Help Needed

The Sea-to-Sky Clean Air Society and the Squamish Watershed Society in partnership with the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the District of Squamish have announced 2 upcoming planting events intended to restore and enhance ecological values at 3 riparian (meaning near a natural water course) sites. Planting of native species will take place on Friday September 27th, 2013 from 10 am to noon near Spruce Grove Park in Whistler.

Elementary school students and other interested members of the community are invited to participate. Food will be provided for volunteers. “Native trees and plants provide countless ecological and community benefits, from supporting clean air and mitigating climate change, to providing soil stability and habitat for species like the blue listed (at risk)

red legged frog;” said Kim Slater, Executive Director of the Sea-to-Sky Clean Air Society and Project Manager. Planting native plant species is the focus of the Sea-to-Sky Habitat Improvement Project, generously funded by CN and Tree Canada through a CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up granting program.

Volunteers are greatly needed and should meeting in Spruce Grove Park (Whistler) in front of the field house on the 27th. Make sure to dress for the elements and wear clothing and footwear that can get wet and dirty. Shovels and gloves will be provided. For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Kim Slater, seatoskycleanair@gmail.com.

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