October 4, 2004

York Regional Forest hosts Fall Festival

NEWMARKET - Come and enjoy an autumn day at the York Regional Forest on a horse drawn wagon ride.  Along the way, discover why fallen leaves and rotting tree stumps are a welcome addition to the forest ecosystem. 
Get the dirt on forest soil when you learn about the astounding contribution of fungi and mushrooms to a healthy forest soil ecosystem.  Investigate why "cavities" are encouraged in a healthy forest.
When:  October 16, 2004
  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: York Regional Forest Eldred King Woodlands
  16232 Highway 48 (West side, north of Aurora Road)
Admission: Free! 
The Fall Forest Festival is one of 12 free, family-friendly events hosted by York Forestry and the Regional Forest Advisory team each month.
For more information about these great events, or to receive a copy of the 2004 Take a Walk in the Forest flyer, please call the York Regional Greening Co-ordinator at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 5274.
Contact:   Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232
- e-mail: michael.kemp@region.york.on.ca

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