St. Thomas, Ontario – Pinafore Park will get a burst of green Saturday, September
21 when volunteers with TD Tree Days and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority plant
"Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) has supported TD Tree Days since 2012"
says Betsy McClure, stewardship program supervisor. "On average, KCCA plants 50,000
trees per year. TD Tree Days is a great way of engaging our local community in the
restoration and protection of natural habitats in our watershed."
More than 70 volunteers from the St. Thomas community have signed up to assist with
tree planting along the trail at the back of Pinafore Park and adjacent to Lake
Margaret. Species being planted include sugar maple, tulip tree, eastern redbud,
bur oak, red oak, tamarack, downy serviceberry and highbush cranberry.
Last year, TD launched a new corporate citizenship platform called The Ready Commitment.
As part of The Ready Commitment, TD aims to help create a more vibrant planet with
a target of planting 1 million trees by 2030. This multi-year initiative will help
open doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow. This year, up to 10,000
volunteers and hundreds of community partners will help plant another 38,000 trees
during TD Tree Days.
What: TD Tree Days Tree Planting
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pinafore Park, 95 Elm Street, St. Thomas, ON
About TD Tree Days:
TD Tree Days invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees,
their families, and our community partners, a fun, easy and rewarding way to help
green the communities in which they live and work. Launched in 2010, TD Tree Days
is the bank's flagship volunteer program, bringing together more than 70,000 volunteers
in Canada, the U.S, and the U.K to help plant over 394,000 trees. As part of the
bank's corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, the program is contributing
to a new target of planting 1 million trees by 2030. Each season thousands of volunteers
come together to help create a more vibrant planet and sustainable tomorrow. For
more information and to register, visit tdtreedays.com.