CN and Tree Canada, Canada’s leading national tree-planting charity, has announced Stony Plain will be awarded a community tree planting grant of $25,000.
“CN is committed to making a positive impact on the communities along our network, and is proud to be part of a program that helps to make these communities better places to live, work and play,” says Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President of Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer for CN. “We’re not only helping beautify these communities, we’re positively contributing to a sustainable future one community at a time.”
The CN EcoConnexions - From the GroundUp initiative has been greening communities since 2012 with sustainable, environmentally responsible tree-planting projects. Tree Canada experts will work closely with the Town of Stony Plain to plan a community event in the neighbourhood of Graybriar. Details of the event are coming soon.
“Tree Canada is excited to continue our partnership with CN to bring ‘CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up’ to 27 deserving communities across Canada,”says Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. “With this program, CN is creating a lasting legacy of sustainability for present and future generations,providing funding and much-needed awareness to the value of trees and green spaces to our health and well being as well as the environment.”
“We are thrilled to receive this grant and can’t wait to use it to expand on Stony Plain’s green spaces,” says Mayor William Choy. “Council will be matching the grant with an additional $25,000 in funding for a tree-planting project. The planting of beautiful new trees, which residents of all ages will love and enjoy, will help the Town of Stony Plain reduce our overall impact on the environment.”
To read background information about the Town of Stony Plain’s application for the CN EcoConnexions grant, visit www.stonyplain.com/trees. Tree Canada has planted more than 80 million trees across Canada. To learn more or get involved, visit www.treecanada.ca.
For Town of Stony Plain media inquiries, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain
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