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Monday April 20th, 2015

Posted at 11:00am

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Hundreds of people join ERCA to plant trees to celebrate Earth Day

This coming Sunday is Earth Day and ERCA is hosting its annual Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration at Florence & McHugh, just east of the WFCU Centre. More than 2000 trees will be planted.

“We’ve been hosting this event since 1998,” explains Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Community Outreach Services. “It’s a true family event, and it’s been wonderful to see so many families return year after year. As their children are growing, so are the trees that are being planted.”

Planting trees helps improve water quality, removes carbon from the air and provides shelter for birds and other wildlife. “Over the past sixteen years, this event alone has added more than twenty thousand trees to the City of Windsor,” Breault Stuebing goes on to say. “As this is part of the Detroit River watershed, the trees planted help to improve water quality for the entire Detroit River and ultimately, our Great Lakes.”

There are nature crafts for kids and ERCA’s Youth Engagement Team will host an e-waste collection to benefit Computers for Kids. Organizations that have registered as ‘Green Teams’ will be recognized at the event, and the winners of this year’s Earth Day Contest will be honoured. With more than 2000 trees of varying sizes to be planted and mulched, while ERCA does have a supply of gloves and shovels, guests are encouraged to bring their own as well.

The event runs from 10am to 12noon.

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