April 18, 2005

York Regional Forest Is Site of
Spring Forest Festival

NEWMARKET - York Region joins the world in celebrating Earth Week from April 18 to 23, 2005. This year, more than 6 million Canadians and 500 million people in over 180 countries will celebrate what is considered to be the largest environmental event worldwide. Several local events are planned, including the Spring Forest Festival.
 
When:  Saturday April 23, 2005
Time:   10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where:   York Regional Forest, North Tract
  (west side of Hwy 48, north of Vivian Road and south of Hwy 9)
 
Bring a shovel and your work gloves to plant tree seedlings. Learn how to identify different tree species. And take a tree seedling home to plant.  
 
Remember to dress appropriately (long sleeves, long pants and a hat). This event will occur rain or shine and it is cooler in the forest.  Bring a pair of sturdy, closed-toe comfortable boots and remember your sunscreen, bug repellent, hand sanitizer and drinking water.  Children under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by a supervisory adult. 
 
Parking is available, but please car pool if possible. There is no cost to participate in this program.
 
York Region Earth Week activities have been organized by various York Region departments and community partners: York Region Health Services, Transportation and Works (Solid Waste Management Branch and Natural Heritage and Forestry Services), Water for Tomorrow, York Region Transit, Planning and Economic Development Services, Sodexho and Windfall Ecology Centre.
 
For information on York Region Earth Week activities or other health-related questions, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.york.ca
 
National Earth Day is April 22nd. For details on national Earth Day activities, visit www.earthday.ca

Contact: 

 

Kim Clark, York Region Health Services

905-830-4444 Ext. 4101

kim.clark@york.ca

 
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