Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Young Environmentalists Celebrate Earth Month

Local youth lead conservation event with Ontario Nature and local environmental groups

Events:

  • Clean-up at Milligan’s Pond, Barrie
  • Tree planting in Rouge Valley
  • Tree planting site preparation at Pine Bay Nature Reserve,  Thunder Bay
  • Tree planting at Sunnybrook Park, Toronto
  • Community clean-up in downtown Sarnia
  • Tree planting at Lemoine Point, Kingston
  • Tree planting in Mississauga (*Thursday, April 26*)

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Local youth and their families are invited to join one of seven “Our Special Spaces” conservation events planned across the province to celebrate Earth Month. Last year, five events were held simultaneously, bringing out nearly 300 people who planted trees, maintained trails and cleaned up shorelines.

If you are interested in joining, please register at www.ontarionature.org/connect/nature_guardians/activites_and_events.php

Background:

Our Special Spaces conservation events highlight local environmental issues by connecting people of all ages with one-of-a-kind community volunteering opportunities. Led by Ontario Nature's Youth Council, the events focus on conservation projects in collaboration with local environmental groups.

Ontario Nature's Nature Guardians Program connects children and youth aged 5 to 18 with hands-on environmental education activities that help young people discover their potential as leaders and nature advocates through conservation volunteering.

Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is a group of young environmental leaders who play a defining role in the planning, delivery and ongoing evaluation of the Nature Guardians program.

For more information:

Please visit the Ontario Nature website for more information: www.ontarionature.org/connect/nature_guardians/activites_and_events.php
For media inquiries regarding any of these events, please contact:

Sarah Hedges, Nature Guardians Coordinator: 416 444-8419 ext. 241; 647 969-0865 (cell); sarahh@ontarionature.org.
Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters and 140 member groups across Ontario (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit www.ontarionature.org.

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