10,000 Trees 30th Anniversary Planting
Sunday, April 28Free
The Organization 10,000 TREES will host a one day planting event in Markham. That same day Sunday, April 28th, 10,000 Trees will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
This planting will, once again take place in Markham. This year’s site is located beside Robinson Creek, in a residential area at the south east corner of Stonebridge Drive and Major Mackenzie Rd. E, west of McCowan Rd. For more information check our website www.10000trees.com
10,000 Trees is an all-volunteer, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to restoring natural wildlife habitat through the planting of native trees, shrubs and flowers. 10,000 Trees’ first planting in the Rouge River watershed was in 1989.
This year the organization 10,000 Trees is preparing for its 30th annual planting event. As one of
Canada’s largest public tree‐planting events, this unforgettable experience attracts annually between 2,000 to 3000 volunteers dedicated to restoring wildlife habitat and building community. In addition to the planting there will be a number of educational displays and demonstrations.
There is no parking or drop-off at the planting site. Volunteers arriving by car are asked to park or to be dropped off at the Mount Joy GO Station located at 1801 Bur Oak Ave in Markham. Shuttle buses will be available to take volunteers to the planting site and back to the GO station, and will run continuously between 8:45 am and 4:15 pm. All volunteer planters should bring the following: waterproof boots, gloves, a garden spade or shovel and a refillable water bottle or mug to take advantage of free Starbucks coffee or water from the City of Markham’s WOW “Water on Wheels” trailer.
Tree planting begins at 9:00am. Dignitaries will gather for a ceremonial tree planting and cake cutting ceremony at 11:00 am, followed by the BBQ lunch beginning at 11:30,