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Toronto and Region Conservation to Unveil Plans for New Scarborough Centre Butterfly Trail at Official Planting Event to Kick off the Three Year Project

Sep 23, 2013

 

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Attention Assignment Desks/Photo editors

September 23, 2013

Join Toronto and Region Conservation, City of Toronto, Toronto Parks People, and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation as they unveil plans for the Toronto Scarborough Centre Butterfly Trail, a 3.5 km native wildflower trail funded by The Weston Family Parks Challenge. The innovative project will turn a barren, hydro corridor into a new public recreational trail by restoring 40 hectares of previously mowed space into a natural meadow habitat and improve the biodiversity of wildlife in the area.

30 students from Bendale Jr. Public School will help to mark this event by planting meadow plants and shrubs to kick off the three year project with the first official planting of the Scarborough Centre Butterfly Trail.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 10:45 - 11:30 AM

Where:  Immediately south of Bendale Jr. Public School (61 Benshire Drive) in the hydro corridor. Nearest Intersection is McCowan Rd. and Lawrence Ave. (See Map below).

Who: Councilor Glen De Baeremaeker, Adele Freemen (TRCA), Joanne Jefferey (TRCA), Gord MacPherson (TRCA), David Harvey (Park People), members of the Weston Family, W. Garfield Weston Foundation Members, and 30 Bendale Jr. Public School Children

 

Agenda:

o   10:45 - 11:00: Guest arrival (See map)

o   11:00 - 11:30:

§  Remarks by Councilor Glenn De Baeremaeker and Adele Freeman (TRCA)

  §  Remarks by the Weston Family

   §  Photo opportunity:  Weston Family, TRCA, Parks People join students for official planting

  §  Tour of site

  o   11:30 - The School Activity will wrap up

 

About Toronto and Region Conservation

With more than 55 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca

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