Lions Club of Canada Centennial Tree Planting June 12

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Lions Club of Canada Centennial Tree Planting

HIGH RIVER, AB:  The Lions Club is marking 100 years in Canada and to celebrate they are inviting residents to help them create a green legacy by planting 1,000 trees in High River parks and natural spaces.

The centennial project will see 100,000 trees planted across Canada. The trees saplings selected for planting in High River include native species such as poplar, willow, and spruce.

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“We are thrilled to carry on the longstanding tradition of keeping reforestation a big part of our mandate for the Town of High River,” said Doug Elliott, President of the Highwood Lions Club. “We will be delighted to join with our town citizens in planting more trees.”

Five natural areas have been chosen to receive the new trees with a specific number of sapling bundles assigned to each area.

  • George Lane Park- natural area
  • Mercer area
  • Baker Creek
  • Little Bow
  • Vista Mirage

On Friday, June 12 Parks & Recreation staff will be on hand with two members of the Lions Club to hand out bundles of saplings to the first 65 residents who come out to volunteer. The distribution center will be at the ball diamond in George Lane Park. Pick up times are: 1pm and 6pm. Masks and physical distancing will be maintained during distribution. Each bundle will contain 15 trees. A map with planting locations will be provided with each bundle of trees. A how-to planting video will be available on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

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For more information please contact:

Town of High River Parks Division
403-603-3503

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