UGDSB students plant 1,500 trees to help local water supply
October 4, 2019
GUELPH, Ontario – On October 4, students from Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute’s Community Environment Leadership program (CELP) joined grade 8 students from Rickson Ridge Public School and members of the Kortright Hills Public School Green Team to plant 1,500 trees.
This event, which is part of the CELP tree plant initiative, is now in its 12th year and has seen UGDSB students and staff plant more than 35,000 trees in the area. This great initiative is in partnership with Green Legacy and the City of Guelph.
This project took place on City land across from Starkey Hill Conservation Area. Tree planting is part of a project designed to help protect aquifer in Arkell, where Guelph gets approximately 60-70% of its water supply.
During the all-day event, students listened to a 10-minute presentation about conservation from Green Legacy and the City of Guelph. From there, students had a quick tutorial about how to plant a tree and then they went to work.
Great job students and staff! Your hard work will be noticed for many more generations.