Parks Horticulturist Subforeman Wayne Lauzon and Mayor Bob Kilger planted a hawthorn tree next to the Bandshell in Lamoureux Park on Tuesday in recognition of Earth Day. The tree is just one small sign of the City’s commitment to the environment. Each year, the City plants approximately 75 new and replacement trees along City streets and in neighbourhood parks. In addition, the City will be undertaking additional tree planting efforts in the near future in response to the threat posed by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
Cornwall’s Earth Day spirit will kick into high gear on Saturday, May 3rd when the annual Spring Clean-Up Week is launched. During the weeklong event, residents are encouraged to gather a group of friends, family or co-workers and help clean a park, boulevard or other public space. Groups who register in advance at www.Cornwall.ca can win some great prizes! To date, nine teams have already registered to participate in Spring Clean-Up Week.
For more info on the event, visit the Environment section of the City website.