On Saturday September 22, 2019 approximately thirty people gathered at J.W. Walker School to participate in TD Canada’s Tree Days event held in partnership with Rainy River District Stewardship, TD Canada, and J.W Walker School. One hundred and forty trees were planted by school staff and students, community volunteers, MNRF staff volunteers, and Rainy River District Stewardship members.
Trees for the tree plant were supplied by Lowey’s Greenhouses, Rainy River District Stewardship, Loewen’s Greenhouses and Rainy River District member Ralph Hill. A big thank you to all.
Refreshments during the plant: coffee and doughnuts and water were provided by TD Canada.TD Canada also graciously provided T-shirts to volunteers. Completion of the plant saw all involved participate in a meal provided by Rainy River District Stewardship.
Ralph Hill and Tony Elders will be working on tree protectors for the trees that were planted. These economical, practical, and effective protectors were ingeniously designed by Rainy River District Stewardship member Ralph Hill.
A second plant will take place at J.W. school this fall. Keep your ears and calendars open! Thank you to all who participated.
In September of 2018, volunteers from the Rainy River District, Tree Canada, TD Canada Trust, and RRDS planted trees at J.W. Walker School. The trees will grow to become a windbreak for the children in the playground and will be tended by Joe Reynolds for the next two years.
In the summer of 2016, additional trees were planted to complete the project. The trees will grow to become a windbreak for the children in the playground and were tended by Joe Reynolds for two years after planting.
On September 19th, 2015, 700 White Spruce trees were planted on the south side of the playground at Sturgeon Creek School. Approximately 20 volunteers from the Rainy River District, Tree Canada, TD Canada Trust, and RRDS came out to plant the trees.