Tree Planting at Township ParkA Community Effort to Support the Environment
On September 23, Rotary Loves Trees, (RLT) helped lead a great community effort to support the local environment. With the enthusiastic participation of community members including many residents of the neighbourhood, RLT and its planting partners, the City of Belleville Green Task Force, Quinte Conservation and TD Tree Days, planted 500 trees in Township Park. In total over 100 volunteer planters helped with the planting.
RLT, with the generous support of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and with the help of 40 Rotarians, their family members, friends and work colleagues, contributed 200 trees to the plant. The City of Belleville Green Task Force supplied a further 300 trees.
More trees in the park will help create a natural barrier to the noise and traffic pollution from the highways bordering the park. The planting will make the park a prettier and healthier spot for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Supporting the Environment is one of Rotary International’s Areas of Focus for its efforts to “Create Hope in the World”.
Rotary Loves Trees was launched in 2020 to help celebrate the 100th birthday of the Belleville Rotary Club, with the objective of planting 50,000 trees in the City of Belleville. To date RLT has directly planted just over 6,000 trees and its planting partners have contributed almost 5,000 more.