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Help plant native plants along Caledon's Silver Creek

Caledon Enterprise,
August 4 2016

Put your green thumbs to work and join Ontario Nature and the Credit Valley Conservation's Conservation Youth Corps at Willoughby Nature Reserve in Caledon on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help plant native species along Silver Creek.

Located in Caledon Hills along the Oak Ridges Moraine, Willoughby Nature Reserve is recognized as a significant natural area in the Niagara Escarpment Plan. By planting native species, participants will help to protect Silver Creek and the surrounding Credit Valley Watershed.

“This stewardship event will enhance the already incredible diversity of plant and animal life on the reserve,” said Smera Sukumar, Conservation Science Assistant at Ontario Nature. “Participants will have the chance to explore the beautiful Caledon Hills while contributing to its ecological health.”

Participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch, re-fillable water bottle, and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Ontario Nature will provide granola bars, water, and some gardening gloves and trowels, but bring your own if you have them.

For more information and to register visit, www.ontarionature.org/connect/blog/event/streambank-planting.

Meet at the gate on Kennedy Rd. between Escarpment Sideroad and The Grange Sideroad.

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