August 9, 2006

August York Regional Forest tour a great family outing

 

NEWMARKET – The York Regional Forest staff will play host to a monthly forest walking tour on Saturday, August 19th at the Hall Tract.

 

Meet a forester and learn what tools are used to manage the York Regional Forest.  Learn how to measure tree height, diameter, and age, and to use a wedge prism.  Find where you are in the Forest using tools old and new.  Then test your own skills using tools found in a Forester’s vest!

 

When:              Saturday, August 19th

                        10 a.m. to noon

 

Where:            York Regional Forest, Hall Tract

                        15578 Highway 48, Whitchurch-Stouffville

                        (Highway 48, just north of Aurora Side Road)

                       

Admission:       Free

 

Background:

 

Throughout the summer, members of the public can come out and explore the natural air conditioning of the 5,000 acres of York Regional Forest on 18 different tracts (properties) across the Region.  This forest walk is one of 12 free, family-friendly events hosted by York Forestry.  The walks take place each month.
 
For more information on the York Regional Forest and upcoming forest events, please visit York Region’s Web site www.york.ca and click on “Tourism”, “Recreation”, “Recreational Trails”, then “2006 Take A Walk in the Forest” or please call 1-877-464-9675 Extension 5274.

 

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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and our services, please visit 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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