On a beautiful Saturday people who had requested a free tree to rebuild the urban canopy joined with 10 environmental groups for a day of fun learning about the importance of trees.
In collaboration with For Our Grandchildren (4RG), partner organizations for the event included GreenUP’s Ecology Park, The Sacred Water Circle, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, Peterborough Youth Empowerment, Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action, Camp Kawartha, Kawartha Land Trust, and Catchacoma Forest Stewardship Committee.
GreenUP’s Ecology Park offered presentations on how to plant trees and provide them ongoing care and maintenance.
Children’s activities included Glen Caradus’s Paddling Puppeteer show and a craft table with tree-themed activities.
Camp Kawartha had an interactive table and the Sacred Water Circle offered a First Nations perspective and drumming.
4RG presented information on the value of trees and how to help with climate change with interactive tables, as well as a ribbon tree display where participants added their wishes for the world.
You can read the Examiner coverage of the event and look at their pictures here, or you can look at the photos we took in the album below.