Trees for Watershed Health

Trees for Watershed Health 2017 event

Conservation Halton’s Trees for Watershed Health community tree planting event is back in 2017! This year’s event is being held on Sunday, May 7 at Bayview Park in Burlington.

Registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m., with planting scheduled to start shortly after 9:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be available - coffee, juice, water and a continental breakfast. This event will happen rain or shine, volunteers are asked to prepare accordingly for the conditions. 

Conservation Halton is looking for 100 community volunteers to help plant between 700 and 1,000 native shrubs and trees. For more information and to register you can click here.

About Trees for Watershed Health

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.

This program was launched by a multi-year grant given to Conservation Halton by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and started on Earth Day, April 22, 2006. Conservation Halton continues to hold an annual tree planting event on or around this date.

Trees for Watershed Health Program Objectives

  • Increase forest cover in Conservation Halton’s watershed to foster a healthy, sustainable and vibrant natural environment
  • Engage watershed communities through a volunteer tree planting program and encourage local stewardships
  • Increase Conservation Halton’s volunteer base by providing innovative planting programs
  • Deliver quality outreach and education to highlight the benefits of increasing urban and rural forest cover