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TD Tree Days Windsor, 2018

TD Tree Days Windsor 2018 Gina Pannunzio, Kelly Laforest, Claire Sanders and Ian Naisbitt Written for The Egret Newsletter - Volume 34 - Number 4 - December 2018 On Saturday, 20 October, TD Bank sponsored their TD Tree Day program by inviting our Windsor-Essex community to help TD employees plant trees. Groups that participated included: City of Windsor, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Essex County Nature – Little River Enhancement Group, TD [...]

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Seed Collection for Future Forests

Seed Collection for Future Forests Gina Pannunzio Written for The Egret Newsletter - Volume 34 - Number 4 - December 2018 Windsor-Essex County is part of the most biodiverse area in all of Canada, the Carolinian Life Zone. This area is home to just over 70 native trees and shrubs that create unique forested landscapes and habitat. While the Essex Region Conservation Authority has planted more than 6 million trees and achieved 8.5% natural areas [...]

Earth Day Community Tree Planting Celebration 2019

Earth Day Community Tree Planting Celebration 2019 Gina Pannunzio Written for The Egret - Volume 34 - Issue 4 - December 2018 An active community involved in restoring the Detroit River watershed is critical to meeting conservation goals. Both Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC) support community cleanups and tree planting activities across the watershed with many different partners. Not only do these activities improve habitat quality for plants [...]

Swift Night Out in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Swift Night Out in Farmington Hills, Michigan By: Jeremy Hatt Written for The Egret - Volume 34 - Number 4 - December 2018 Each year, the Detroit Audubon Society holds a Swift Night Out at the “Swift Sanctuary” at 31505 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In 2018, the event was held on September 22 and eight ECFNC members attended. The group carpooled in two vehicles from Windsor. The “Swift Sanctuary” is a historic [...]

TD Trees Day Leamington 2018

TD Trees Day Leamington 2018 Gina Pannunzio Written for The Egret Newsletter - Volume 34 - Number 4 - December 2018 The Leamington TD Tree Days community planting took place on a new Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) restoration site in the Lebo Creek watershed near Hillman Marsh. TD Tree Days is TD’s flagship volunteer and planting program. Employees, families, friends and the community are invited to attend these events across Canada hosted in partnership [...]

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