Hawthorne Park receives grant for tree planting

Summary

On Saturday, October 17, a cheque was presented to the City of Nanaimo from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada. The money was for tree planting in Hawthorne Park as part of the TD Green Streets Program.

The Mayor, members of City Council, City staff, representatives from TD and Tree Canada, and neighbours of Hawthorne Park, participated in a community tree plant-out to celebrate the grant.

Link to Strategic Plan: Environmental Responsibility; Community-building Partnerships

Key Points

  • Over 20 large deciduous trees and a Garry Oak meadow were planted in Hawthorne Park.
  • The City of Nanaimo was awarded a $13,300 grant to plant trees in Hawthorne Park from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada as part of the TD Green Streets program.
  • The City of Nanaimo and park neighbours applied for the grant to further the community‚Äôs park improvements under the City Partners in Parks (PIP) program.

Quotes

"I would like to thank TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada. The Green Streets Program is a great way to revitalize the urban forest in communities across Canada."

Chair, Parks and Recreation Commission
City of Nanaimo

Images

Cheque Presentation from TD Friends of the Environment and Tree Canada to City of Nanaimo
Cheque Presentation from TD Friends of the Environment and Tree Canada to City of Nanaimo
Mayor McKay, Councillor Thorpe, representatives from TD and Tree Canada, community volunteers
Tree Mulching
Tree Mulching
Mayor McKay and Councillor Thorpe adding mulch to a planted tree
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Contact:

Kirsty MacDonald
Parks and Open Space Planner
City of Nanaimo
250-755-7506

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