April 25, 2006
Media Release

York Region schools participate in Adopt-a-Stream program

Environmental enhancement efforts to coincide with Earth Week
NEWMARKET –School children from across York Region will be participating in re-planting efforts around local streams as part of the Adopt-a-Stream program.  The program, between April 24th and May 5th, is one of a number of environmentally-positive activities York Region is hosting as part of Earth Week celebrations.
The Adopt-a-Stream program is a partnership between York Region, York Environmental Stewardship and Environmental Earth Angels. 
The program encourages community groups, including school classes, to adopt stream crossings (where Regional roads and streams intersect) within their neighbourhoods.  Participating groups work to help preserve the health of the stream by keeping it free of litter and re-plant the area with a selection of local plant species.   
Nine different schools from across the Region will be participating over the next two weeks.  The groups represent a range of grades, including a number of different school-organized environmental clubs.
The program offers participants and opportunity to learn about the environment in a hands-on setting, while improving local water quality by increasing plant habitat and reducing road runoff.  Participation is free and educational materials are available prior to planting.
The program partnership is funded by the Regional Municipality of York and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
For more information about the Adopt-a-Stream program, please visit the Earth Angels Web site at www.earthangels.ca/stream_home.htm
For a list of planned events over the next two weeks, please view the following Fact Sheet.

Adopt-a-stream schedule









April 24-28



16th Ave., West of Kennedy (b/tw Aitken Circle & Normandale Rd) South Side


Park: on side street - Aitken Cirlce





Set up: 9ish





Yonge St., North of St. John’s SDRD

West Side


Park: Use drive way for 16176 Yonge St.  Vehicle can be turned around near first house and parked along side of drive.


Set up: 9ish

School: 9:25/9:30



Old Homestead Road, East of Catering Road (East of McCowan)

North Side


Park: On shoulder of Old Homestead Road.





Set up: 8:30ish

School: 9:00


East Gwillimbury

Green Lane, East of Yonge St.

North Side


Park: there is a pulloff (for access to a farmers field) on the North side of Green Lane, East of the stream.




Set up: 9ish

School: 9:15/9:30



Leslie & Mulock

Northeast Corner



Park: on side street – Kingdale Rd., just East of site on South side on Mulock





Set up: 12ish

School: 12:15pm


May 1-5









King Rd., West of Jane St.

South side


Park: on South shoulder of King, or on grass on North side of King (beside driveway)








Set up: 9ish





Rutherford Rd., West of Bathurst

North side


Park: Turn left at Thornhill Drive (@Sunoco Gas Station), another left at Whisperwood, left at end of road, park adjacent to Rutherford and walk down hill.      OR

On Rutherford if feasible??


Set up: 12ish

School: 12:15/12:30


Richmond Hill

Hwy.7, East of Bayview

South side


Park: pull off on South side of Hwy 7, West of stream crossing.







Set up: 11:30ish

School: 12:00



Warden Ave., North of Stouffville Rd.

East side


Park: on shoulder of Warden









Set up: 12ish

School: 12:30 /1:00


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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca
Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1232 or after-hours pager 905-830-3302
 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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