Earth Week tree plantings rescheduled

Apr 18, 2018 | General

Earth Week just got extended in Orangeville. Earth Week events are continuing this week, with two tree plantings postponed due to snow and ice conditions. Residents are encouraged to enjoy the free activities co-ordinated by the Orangeville Sustainability Action Team and to take note of the revised dates.

The annual Baby Tree Forest Dedication has been rescheduled to April 29 at 2 p.m. A “forest” will be planted for sponsored babies born in 2017 at Parkinson Crescent Park (90 Parkinson Crescent).

The Earth Week tree planting has been rescheduled to May 5. Park at Broadway Pentecostal Church, 556 Broadway, 9 a.m. A free barbecue is sponsored by the Orangeville Rotary Club and Montgomery Chartwell Seniors Residence.

Earth Week displays (during regular business hours) are at the Alder Street Recreation Centre (275 Alder Street), Edelbrock Centre (30 Centre Street), and Orangeville Public Library (1 Mill Street) from April 16-20. A book, CD, DVD, video and magazine exchange will take place throughout this time at the Edelbrock Centre. Bring in any unwanted items and pick up ones you may wish to enjoy.

A Bike Repair Workshop is set for April 18, with a hands-on clinic of common trailside repairs. Bring your own bicycle to the Alder Recreation Centre, red floor, from 6-8 p.m.

A Book Reading and Book Donation with Councillor Sylvia Bradley is scheduled for April 19 at the Orangeville Public Library, Mill Street Branch, from 10:15-11 a.m.

Spring into Orangeville on April 20 with a gentle guided hike with Mark Whitcombe of the Upper Credit Field Naturalists. Learn the benefits of experiencing Orangeville’s natural areas and trails. Meet at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby at the Alder Recreation Centre and hike until 3 p.m.

The Farmers' Market runs April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside Town Hall.

On April 23, the Environmental Sustainability Award recipients will be announced at Orangeville Council at 7 p.m. at 87 Broadway. The Environmental Sustainability Awards are presented by Orangeville Council on an annual basis to recognize those who have made a positive contribution to the environmental health of our community.

The annual "Clean Sweep" will be held downtown on April 21, starting at 9:45 a.m.

An Earth Week display will be at Town Hall during regular business hours from April 23-30, along with a book, CD, DVD, video and magazine exchange.

For more information on Earth Week activities, contact 519-940-9092 or email [email protected]