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Community Tree Planting with OPIRG

May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come Celebrate Spring with us!
Join us for OPIRG’s Speed River Project Community Tree Planting Days!
Event 1
Saturday May 14, (9am-1pm)
River land at Howitt Park
Event 2
Saturday May 28th, (9am-1pm)
River land at Hadati Creek
OPIRG Guelph’s Speed River Project has teamed up with the City of Guelph River System Advisory Committee to run this Spring’s Community Tree Plantings.  We will be planting native trees, shrubs and herbaceous species along Guelph riverside lands. We will continue our dialogue about our river systems, and various ways to improve the quality of water for ourselves, downstream communities, and the environment.

Special thanks go to the Great Lake Community Guardian Fund (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change) which is our major sponsor for these events.

Why is tree planting along the river land is important?
Some of the benefits are:
– Restoration of the riparian buffer zone slows down surface runoff, reduces land erosion, and traps pollutants. Reduced runoff of pollutants reduces algal bloom in the river stream. – Trees and shrubs increase water storage capacity within the local sub-watershed.
– Tree canopies along the riverbank reduce water temperature and increase dissolved oxygen in the water. Increased oxygen in water increases aquatic biodiversity.
– Reduced runoff of pollutants reduces algal bloom in the river stream.
– Planting trees and shrubs increases plant biodiversity in the riparian buffer zone, and provides better habitat for wildlife.

This is a fun, family friendly event! Refreshments will be served!

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To register for this event please call Kiran at 519.824.2091, or email her

Thanks a lot in advance!
See you everyone!


May 14, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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OPIRG Guelph


Howitt Park
81 Beechwood Ave
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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