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Community Plantings

Community Planting Logo" width=The City of Waterloo works with various neighbourhood groups and organizations to co-ordinate community planting events in September and October on passive areas in public parks in Waterloo. For more information on hosting an event, review this handout.

Get involved! Get to know your neighbourhood park, meet new people and help make Waterloo a greener community by planting a tree at one of the scheduled events below.

Wear closed-toe footwear and appropriate clothing for natural area conditions.  All hand tools, gloves and refreshments provided by the City of Waterloo.  Youth under 18 years must be supervised by an adult parent or guardian.

2017 Community planting events

Sign up online to participate in one or more community planting events listed below (forms also available at the event).  For TD Tree Days, also register with TD to participate.

Children's International Summer Villages - community tree planting

Date: Saturday, Sept. 9 from  9:30 a.m. - noon.
Location: Westmount Sports Park, 440 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo
Meet: Follow community planting signs along trail to east of Field #3
Planting: 150 native trees and shrubs

Friends of Waterloo Park - native woodland planting

Date: Thursday, Sept. 21 from  5 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Waterloo Park, 50 Young St. W, Waterloo (Albert & Young St entrance)
Meet: Eby farmhouse / Waterloo Potters Workshop
Planting: 150 native woodland herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs

TD Tree Days

The City of Waterloo is thrilled to be working with TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to deliver a TD Tree Days event this fall in Waterloo!  Register with TD to participate: tdtreedays.com

Date: Saturday Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge St. W., Waterloo
Meet: Enter Parkview Cemetery off 355 University Ave E and follow the community planting signs
Planting: 450 native trees and shrubs

Laurel Creek Citizens working group - community tree planting

Date: Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Westmount Sports Park, 440 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo
Meet: Follow community planting signs from parking lot along trail past Field #2
Planting: 150 native trees and shrubs

Clair Hills Community Association - wildflower planting for pollinators

Date: Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Moritz Park, 506 St. Moritz Ave, Waterloo
Meet: along public trail between school yard and natural area off of St. Moritz Ave
Planting: 150+ native wildflowers

Students for Sustainability at WLU - community tree planting

This sponsored event is open to WLU students only.  Thank you to The Co-operators Centre for Business & Sustainability for their generous donation towards the purchase of plant material.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Westmount Sports Park, 440 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo
Meet: Follow community planting signs from parking lot along trail to south of Field #3
Planting: 100 native trees and shrubs

Thank you

Thank you for helping to enhance our urban forest, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy!

It is through the generous support of urban forestry initiatives from TD Tree Days and the Region of Waterloo's Community Environmental Fund, that Waterloo's urban tree canopy continues to grow and thrive through community stewardship and action in 2017.

Photo Gallery: PhotoGallery_Communityplantings will appear here on the public site.