Fri 15 Feb 2013 03:56:29 PM EST

Home of one millionth tree unveiled at KCCA’s AGM

News Release        
For Immediate Release

St. Thomas – Kettle Creek Conservation Authority will announce where the one millionth tree will be planted in the watershed at its upcoming Annual General Meeting on February 20, 2013.

“Staff wanted the tree to be close to home, in the heart of the watershed,” said Luiza Moczarski, KCCA’s public relations supervisor. “I think we’ve found the perfect spot.”

Full details of the tree planting ceremony will be unveiled at the Authority’s Annual General Meeting to be held at the St. Thomas Public Library on February 20, 2013. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and features Dr. Don Bacher author of “Two Billion Trees and Counting” as the guest speaker. Dr. Bacher’s book is the story of how Edmund Zavitz rescued Ontario from ruin with trees and determination.

“Dr. Bacher will be available to sign books and greet the public starting at 6 p.m.,” says Moczarski. “We chose Dr. Bacher as our guest speaker because his story will remind us of how far we have come in greening Ontario and inspire us to continue our forestry efforts.”

A full calendar of events to celebrate the one millionth tree in the KCCA watershed will be unveiled at the meeting. Moczarski has hinted that this will include contests to choose the species of tree planted and a variety of family-friendly events.

KCCA’s Annual General Meeting
February 20, 2013
St. Thomas Public Library
6 p.m. book signing by Dr. John Bacher
7 p.m Annual General Meeting.

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Luiza Moczarski
Public Relations Supervisor
519-631-1270  x224