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For Immediate Release
September 22, 2020

Niagara Falls joins national Tree Planting Relay

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Fifty native species trees will be planted at one of the largest, public green spaces in the City of Niagara Falls, fulfilling the City's commitment to plant 50 trees for Earth Day Canada's 50th anniversary Tree Planting Relay. The trees planted at Firemen's Park on Oct 3 will enhance the urban tree canopy and restore part of it lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.

The trees have been donated by
Land Care Niagara, and will be planted by volunteers in partnership with The Park in the City Committee and Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association

Unlike previous tree planting events which typically draw hundreds of volunteers, participation has been restricted and there will be no refreshments or social gathering afterward in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Volunteers will take special COVID-19 precautions, including bringing their own shovels, gloves, and masks.

Media are invited to attend for photo and interview opportunities.  Please RSVP to Jeff Guarasci, community development coordinator, at

  • WHAT: Earth Day Canada's 50th anniversary Tree Planting Relay
  • WHERE: Firemen's Park (2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls)
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • WHO: The City of Niagara Falls, Land Care Niagara, The Park in the City Committee, and Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (SCVFA)
  • WHY: Enhancing and restoring part of the City's urban canopy lost to the Emerald Ash Borer; Earth Day Canada's 50th anniversary Tree Planting Relay
The City originally partnered with Earth Day Canada earlier this year for the inaugural Mother Earth Day event. That event has been postponed until May 29, 2021. More information about the Relay is available at

For more information, contact:

Jeff Guarasci
Community Development Coordinator
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture
(905) 356-7521 ext 3341

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