City of Niagara Falls TD Green Space Tree Planting Event
NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Join the City of Niagara Falls at the TD Green Space Tree Planting event taking place on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Firemen’s Park to help enhance our urban forest canopy. This tree planting and pollinator garden installation event is made possible through a $25,000 dollar grant from TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation to support innovative urban greening and tree planting projects in underserved areas of the community.
TD provides funding for the grants, which are awarded annually for tree planting, maintenance costs and educational activities, and the Arbor Day Foundation administers the program. The TD Green Space Grant program is a component of The Ready Commitment, TD’s corporate citizenship platform designed to help create a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.
Majority of this funding enabled the City of Niagara Falls to install various native trees at 6 different park locations that have recently received new playground equipment. These new trees will allow youth to play in areas that are now more inviting and have shade protection. The remainder of the funding will be utilized to plant 60 native trees and 500 wild flower plugs at Firemen’s Park through the help of local volunteers. The Park in the City Committee was the recipient of the grant and is coordinating efforts to implement the tree planting initiatives.
The Park in the City Committee is a volunteer committee, appointed by City Council. The committee’s mandate is to encourage environmental responsibility, city wide beautification, promote recreation and active transportation usage and civic pride through community action. The Committee advises City Council on issues regarding its mandate.
- WHAT: TD Green Space Tree Planting Event
- WHERE: Firemen's Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls
- WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2019. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- WHO: Representatives from TD Bank Group, The Arbor Day Foundation, The Park in the City Committee, City Council and Staff, and local volunteers.
- WHY: The Park in the City Committee is taking an active approach to help off-set loss within the urban forest at parks due to the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer that is destroying all the Ash trees in the area.
For more information, contact:
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905-356-7521 ext. 3341