Tomorrow Starts Today: Tree Planting 2024

This spring and summer, Across U-hub will be launching a series of “Tomorrow Starts Today” programs, raising environmental awareness through stewardship activities including participation in Earth Hour, tree planting, neighbourhood cleanup, and more.

Actions speak louder than words.
Ready to get your hands dirty for a greener tomorrow? 🌿
Join Across U-hub on May 11 for a fun and meaningful hands-on experience to care for our Earth! We’re teaming up with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant 100+ trees, shrubs, or wildflowers in the Greater Toronto Area.

What is TRCA?

Since 1957, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), as enabled through the provincial Conservation Authorities Act, has taken action to enhance our region’s natural environment and protect our land, water and communities from the impacts of flooding and increasingly extreme weather events — Ontario’s leading cause of public emergencies.

For more information about TRCA: https://trca.ca/

When?

Date:
May 11, 2024 (Saturday)

Time:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where?

Planting location:
Phyllis Rawlinson Park
(11715 Leslie St, Richmond Hill,
ON L4E 3R7
)

Parking and washrooms:

  • Park in front of the Robert Holland Interpretive Centre near the park’s main entrance.
  • Washrooms are available at the Centre.

Meeting location:
Field in front of the parking lot

Who?

  • Youth of 16 and above
  • For those who are eager to make a positive impact for our planet

How Much?

Free

Capacity: 30

Registration Deadline:
May 1, 2024 (Wednesday)

What are the objectives?

  • Develop a stronger sense of belonging and ownership by placing our footprint and roots in the city
  • Ignite our sense of wonder by taking practical, ground-level action to help the local environment
  • Appreciate the spring season

What will you learn?

  • Learn more about native trees, shrubs and invasive species
  • Learn how to plant a tree
  • Take part in environmental stewardship activities
  • Meet new people with a shared passion for conservation
  • Refresh ourselves through connecting with nature
  • Strengthen our connection to the natural world that coexists with Toronto’s urban environment

Who are the instructors?

Staff from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Volunteer & Staff from Across U-hub

What to wear and bring?

  • Long pants
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Gardening gloves (if you have them)
  • Full personal water bottle
  • Packed cold lunch
  • Snacks if needed
  • Masks if necessary

Activities

  • Planting 100+ trees and shrubs, mulching, and more
  • Guided hike to explore the property, learning about the park, plants and habitats

Cancellation Policy

The event will run rain or shine. It will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or if hazardous weather arises. We will email registrants by 8:00 am the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.