Mayor Frank Leonard has proclaimed Sunday, November 4, 2012 as Tree Appreciation Day in Saanich. Many benefits and values come from trees including a very specific sense of place, aesthetics, air quality, property value, soil and water conservation and protection of the environment. The planting and preservation of trees is an action that yields long range benefits.
Saanich’s Significant Tree Advisory Committee and Saanich Parks, in cooperation with BC Hydro and Pacific Forestry Centre are looking for volunteers in our community to help plant trees and shrubs as detailed below. No experience is necessary. Time at all locations is 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon, at Swan Creek (Kent Rd), Whitehead Park (Goward Rd/Prospect Lake Rd), and Mt. Douglas Park (off Ash Rd.) For further details click the event listing in the Upcoming Events Calendar in the sidebar.
Drinks, snacks and planting tools will be provided. However, if any of the volunteers can bring a shovel and gloves it would be appreciated. Please remember to bring rain gear and boots since we will be planting rain or shine.
If members of your group are interested in participating, please advise the total number of participants and at which location. This will allow us to make arrangements for food, etc.
If you have any questions please call me at 250-475-5522 or e-mail us. It would be appreciated if you would approach your members as soon as possible regarding this invitation. I look forward to hearing from you.