Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:15 AM

City Receives Canada 150 Grant From Tree Canada

Today, a tree planting ceremony was held at the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre at Wedgewood Park. The City of St. John's is a successful recipient of a $26,600 CN EcoConnexions and Canada 150 Grant from Tree Canada for trees and shrubs at the newly opened Paul Reynolds Community Centre.

“Trees provide an enormous benefit to the health and wellness of our community,” said Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “We are very grateful to CN and Tree Canada for this funding which has enabled us to beautify the space surrounding our new community centre here at Wedgewood Park.”

Each year the City plants 400 to 500 trees to diversify the urban forest. The CN EcoConnexions  and the Canada 150 Grant from CN and Tree Canada has provided the funding needed to plant trees and shrubs at the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre at no additional cost to the City.

“All across the world, trees are a symbol of growth, strength, sustainability, hope, and peace,” said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. “Our #Canada150 tree-planting celebrations are a perfect way to commemorate Canada’s legacy in a positive, meaningful and lasting way, all while engaging people from coast to coast to coast.”

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Media Contact:
Kelly Maguire
Media Relations
City of St. John's
709-576-8491
kmaguire@stjohns.ca