Residents from the County of Brant celebrated Earth Week during the 2022 Community Tree Planting in Paris on Saturday, April 23.
County of Brant staff and members of the Grand River Conservation Authority welcomed volunteers from around the community to help plant trees.
“We brought 600 trees from a number of different species, including maples, cedars and a number of different shrubs, to plant during the event,” John Bishop said, parks supervisor with the County of Brant. “We had a good turnout throughout the day, a steady stream of new families coming out to help.”
Despite cloudy skies and the threat of rain, the event drew nearly 100 volunteers. Residents of all ages got their hands dirty to show Mother Nature some love.
This year is the eighth annual Community Tree Planting event held by the County of Brant. Throughout the event’s history, 7000 trees have been planted by volunteers and staff.
Bishop said that while they weren’t able to get all of the trees in the ground during the event, County staff will be planting the remaining trees throughout the community.
After planting, members of the Paris Lions Club were on site grilling up barbecue favourites while Paris District High School students in the eco club educated about how to take better care of the planet.