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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.

2018 Community planting events

In September, sign-up online to participate in a scheduled community planting event listed below.  Groups of 10 or more must RSVP by emailing For TD Tree Days involvement, please also register with TD first (see link below).

Laurel Creek Citizens working group - community planting

This small planting event will involve the planting of approximately 120 native shrubs and 150 native wildflowers along the creek channel to provide bank stability, shade to the creek and establish native pollinator habitat. Learn  basic water quality testing techniques with the LCCWG.

Date/time:       Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. - noon
Location:         Northfield Pond, 165 Frobisher Dr, Waterloo (near McMurray Road)
Parking:           Small parking lot at soccer field end of park road or along street

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 in Waterloo!  Join us as we plant 350 native trees and shrubs to expand the woodland buffer.  Register with TD first to participate:

Date/time:       Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. - noon
Location:         Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge St W, Waterloo

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, insects, bees and butterflies, and provides a diverse native seed source.

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