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Guelph students to plant 1,500 trees to help project city’s water supply

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – Elementary and secondary students in the Upper Grand District School Board are joining together to take part in a tree planting initiative.

On October 4, students from Centennial CVI’s Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) will be joined by grade 8 students from Rickson Ridge Public School and Green Team members from Kortright Hills Public School. Together, the students will plant 1,500 trees.

The event is part of the CELP tree plant initiative, now in its 12th year. To date students and staff in the program have planted more than 35,000 trees in partnership with Green Legacy and the City of Guelph.

The project takes place on City land across from Starkey Hill Conservation Area. Tree planting is part of a project designed to help protect the aquifer in Arkell, where Guelph gets approximately 60-70% of its water supply.


Media are welcome to attend.


Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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