Stewardship in Action Tree Tour

Uncovering the magic in Pomona Mills Park

LEAF Tree Tour

 

(September 28, 2013, Markham, ON – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Residents across York Region are invited to join LEAF on a tree tour to explore the trees and stewardship projects in Pomona Mills Park, Markham, on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The tour will focus on the exciting community initiatives in the park and how these projects improve the environment and develop stronger social ties in the neighbourhood.

 

What: Stewardship in Action Tree Tour 

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
 

Where: Pomona Mills Park, west entrance by 15 Church Lane, (Yonge St. and John St.), Markham

Who: Erin Silverstein, Arborist, LEAF;Nory Takata, Parks Planner, City of Markham; Wing Morse, Pomona Mills Park Conservationists

 

“We want to show how individual actions can transform urban spaces,” says Erin Silverstein, LEAF. “The Pomona Mills Park Conservationists have gone the extra mile to build up this park and keep it vibrant right in the heart of an urban environment.”

 

The tour will showcase some of the most stunning areas of this public park and highlight the history of the Pomona Mills Park Conservationists, established in 1999. Participants will learn about threats to the local ecosystem, like the Emerald Ash Borer (an invasive beetle that kills ash trees) and what they can do as individuals to improve the urban forest across the city.

 

Visit www.yourleaf.org for more information.

 

Photo opportunities / interviews available upon request. 

 

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