The City of Quinte West is a successful recipient of a Canada 150 grant from Tree Canada.
A community tree planting project is to be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Centennial Park at 10:00 a.m. It’s one of 150 tree celebrations happening across the country in 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The City of Quinte West will be planting 83 trees, three of which will be planted in a special location with a Tree Canada-designed Canada 150 commemorative plaque donated by CN. Trees planted at this event will include: Native Maple to represent Canada, Eastern White Pine to represent the Province of Ontario and First Nations community and a number of additional native & non-invasive species.
“We would like to thank Tree Canada for their dedication to pursuing a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. We are honoured to be selected as Canada
150 program grant recipients and look forward to celebrating our new landscaping on June 17th,” said Mayor Jim Harrison.
“All across the world, trees are a symbol of growth, strength, sustainability, hope, and peace,” said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. “Our #Canada150 tree-planting celebrations are a perfect way to commemorate Canada’s legacy in a positive, meaningful and lasting way, all the while engaging people from coast to coast to coast.”
“As we quickly approach the Canada 150 celebrations I applaud the City of Quinte West for taking the initiative and applying for funding through Tree Canada. This grant will support what is not only an environmentally friendly project, but one that celebrates our nation at this special time in our nation’s history,” said MP for Bay of Quinte, Neil Ellis.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada, Tree Canada and CN.