Rotary Club of Richmond Hill


Community Tree Planting in the Oak Ridges Corridor Park

Rotary Club and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Team Up


Richmond Hill, April 27, 2010 –300 students from 6 Richmond Hill Elementary Schools and 2 High Schools will meet on the south side of Old Colony Road, just west of Bayview Ave, to plant 1,000 trees in the Oak Ridges Corridor Park.  This tree planting will take place from approximately 11am – 1pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

For the second year in a row, this event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill in cooperation with the Town of Richmond Hill and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  It would also not be possible without the financial support from the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation.

“The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is proud to lead in sponsoring this event, where local students spend a day outside learning about and improving the environment,” explained President Bhuvana Venkat.  “We thank the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the Town of Richmond Hill, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the York Region Board of Education for their ongoing support for this project.”

This event was started in 2009 by Rotarian Bill Harris and Richmond Hill Naturalist Michael White who is again organizing the program. Mr. Harris who sadly passed away last summer will be commemorated with a special tree planting during the event at noon.

“Neighbors are invited to come and see the work and join the kids and Rotarians,” said Michael White.  The participating students will be from Moraine Hills Public School, Lake Wilcox Public School and Silver Pines Public School, Our Lady of Hope School, Father Frederick McGinn School, Our Lady of Annunciation, and Richmond Hill High School and St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.


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