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Tree planting volunteers wanted for planting on Saturday, September 9-17 in Carlisle

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Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant 500 native trees and shrubs on Saturday, September 9. The Fall Trees for Watershed Health Community Tree Planting is taking place at Courtcliffe Park, 159 Carlisle Road in the village of Carlisle.

Registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m., with planting scheduled to start shortly after 9:30 a.m. A barbeque lunch will be available at the end of the planting. Volunteers are reminded to dress according to the weather, wear waterproof boots and bring a shovel. The event will happen rain or shine, unless conditions are deemed to be unsafe for participants and staff.

We welcome all individuals, families, and small groups to participate. No prior planting experience is required. Space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory, visit www.conservationhalton.ca/trees-for-watershed-health for more details and to find registration information. Conservation Halton would like to thank Union Gas and the Government of Canada for funding the trees for the September 9 planting at Courtcliffe Park.

Conservation Halton is pleased to partner with the City of Hamilton, Trout Unlimited Canada and the Courtcliffe Park Committee on the Courtcliffe Park Restoration. The community tree planting event will also mark the completion of Phase III, of the Courtcliffe Park Stream Restoration project which was completed earlier this summer. This phase had the full flows of Mountsberg Creek restored to the historic watercourse. You can learn more about the project by visiting the webpage - www.conservationhalton.ca/courtcliffe-park-restoration.

Trees for Watershed Health is a Conservation Halton community outreach program which gets watershed residents and community groups involved in tree planting. The program is designed to bring communities and nature together to increase forest cover in the watershed through volunteers planting trees at selected sites.