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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

The City of Waterloo was delighted to work with a variety of groups and organizations to deliver a series of community tree planting events in Waterloo this fall.  A special thank you is extended to the following for hosting a planting event in our community: Children's International Summer Villages, Clair Hills Community Association, Friends of Waterloo Park, Laurel Creek Citizens Working Group, Students for Sustainability at Wilfrid Laurier University and TD Tree Days.

This community planting celebration provided an opportunity to empower neighbours to come together and build community while enhancing the environment and their neighbourhood park. Over 1300 native trees, shrubs and wildflowers (sun and shade) were planted by community participants.

Increasing our native plant communities helps to increase Waterloo's urban forest and meadows, improve water quality of local streams, creates wildlife habitat especially for pollinator species like birds, bees and butterflies, and provides a diverse native seed source.

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, the Region of Waterloo's Community Environmental Fund, and a donation from The Co-operators Centre for Business & Sustainability that Waterloo's urban tree canopy continues to grow and thrive through community stewardship and action.

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