September 10, 2019
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is helping TD Bank Group again this year to host a TD Tree Days event at Gray’s Creek Conservation Area on September 21.
“We are recruiting volunteers from the community to help us plant 300 native trees and shrubs along the shores of Gray’s Creek and the St. Lawrence River,” says Lissa Deslandes, RRCA’s Community Liaison. “The shoreline trees and shrubs, known as a riparian buffer, will help protect the river and creek from pollutants.”
Gray’s Creek Conservation Area is located at 18045 County Road 2 at the boundary of South Glengarry and Cornwall. The tree planting will begin at 9am and wrap up by noon.
This planting event is contributing to the Bank's goal of planting 1 million trees by 2030 as part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. “TD Bank Group is proud to work with the RRCA again this year. While helping plant trees, volunteers will learn tree identification, tree planting technique and the importance of trees in a healthy community,” says Samara Arcand, TD Tree Days Site Leader.
Anyone looking to help improve their local environment is welcome to participate! Volunteers are invited to register at https://www.tdtreedays.com/.
In addition to community tree planting projects, the RRCA works with landowners to reforest idle or vacant land and provides over-the-counter tree sales. “We are currently planning our 2020 tree planting projects. Landowners, teachers, businesses, municipalities, and community groups are encouraged to reach out to us soon with any tree planting projects they have planned for next year,” adds Deslandes. Contact us today to learn about available tree planting funding opportunities!
For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca or contact Lissa Deslandes, Community Liaison, (613) 938-3611 ext. 237, Lissa.Deslandes@rrca.on.ca.
About TD Tree Days
TD Tree Days invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees, their families, and our community partners, a fun, easy and rewarding way to help green the communities in which they live and work. Launched in 2010, TD Tree Days is the bank's flagship volunteer program, bringing together more than 70,000 volunteers in Canada, the U.S, and the U.K to help plant over 394,000 trees. As part of the bank's corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, the program is contributing to a new target of planting 1 million trees by 2030. Each season thousands of volunteers come together to help create a more vibrant planet and sustainable tomorrow. For more information and to register, visit tdtreedays.com.