April 20, 2010
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York celebrates spring in York Regional Forest

Public invited for free events at Spring Forest Festival during Earth Week
NEWMARKET – As part of the global Earth Week celebrations and our Greening Strategy, The Regional Municipality of York is celebrating spring in the York Regional Forest with a host of free, family-friendly activities at the Spring Forest Festival.
Come enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the forest and take part in a forest hike.  Plant a tree and learn about managing your own woodlot. Take a seedling home to plant.
WHEN: Saturday, April 24th
  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Hikes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Wagon rides every 20 minutes)
WHERE: York Regional Forest
  North Tract – 17054 Highway 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
  (Highway 48 south of Davis Drive)
COST:  Free!
Remember to bring your gloves and shovel if you are tree planting.
• The York Region Spring Forest Festival is an annual celebration that takes place as part of a series of free, monthly guided tours of the York Regional Forest
• The York Regional Forest comprises more than 2,200 hectares (5,500 acres) of forest cover in 20 separate tracts
• For a listing of 2010 Forest Walk events, please visit www.york.ca and click on the Take a Walk in the Forest brochure under Important Links
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 1232 / Cell: 905 251-6419
Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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