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Planting Event at Sydenham River Nature Reserve


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Tree-planting volunteers at Sydenham River Nature Reserve © Gabby Zagorski

Sydenham River Nature Reserve, Ontario, September 19, 2022 – Join Ontario Nature’s expert biologists to learn about habitat restoration at the Sydenham River Nature Reserve and help plant native trees and shrubs. Hon. Monte McNaughton (MPP of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), Ontario Trillium Foundation and other funders who have financially supported the restoration project will be at the nature reserve to celebrate habitat restoration successes that we have achieved throughout the years.

Located in the Carolinian Life Zone, the nature reserve represents some of the province’s best remaining examples of vulnerable habitat for numerous species at risk, several of which are found almost exclusively along the Sydenham River.

Attendees can join for the morning, afternoon or all day. Staff and volunteers will be planting 750 plants over two weekends to transform agricultural fields into Carolinian forest habitat.

Ontario Nature encourages attendees to bring a refillable bottle, their own lunch, gloves, trowels and reusable masks. Ontario Nature will provide hand sanitizer, wipes, masks and snacks. Portable washroom facilities will be available on-site.

Attention: Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters, Photographers

What: Free Planting Event at the Sydenham River Nature Reserve. You can register at: https://bit.ly/3Bm12iF. We will circulate a media release on October 3, 2022.

• September 24 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• September 25 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• October 1 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• October 2 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sydenham River Nature Reserve
42°47’24.9″N 81°50’22.5″W
Glencoe, Ontario
N0L 1M0

The Sydenham River Nature Reserve is located approximately 60 kilometres southwest of London in the Lake Erie Lowlands region. We will meet at the south entrance of Oil Springs Line, 1 kilometre east of Nauvoo Road. Please park on the shoulder of Oil Springs Line. The nature reserve is unmarked from the road, but we will have temporary Ontario Nature signage to welcome you.

For media inquiries, please contact:
John Hassell, Director of Communications and Engagement, Ontario Nature
johnh@ontarionature.org | 416-786-2171

This project is funded by the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Lambton Wildlife Inc., Sydenham Field Naturalists and Ontario Nature members.

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Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. A charitable organization, Ontario Nature represents more than 30,000 members and supporters, and 155 member groups across Ontario. For more information, visit ontarionature.org.