Approximately 70 people from Bond Brand Loyalty planted over 300 native trees and shrubs in White Willow Common, a buffer zone to Fletcher’s Creek near Mavis Road and Courtneypark Drive in Mississauga. This is part of White Willow Common’s ongoing restoration which the City of Mississauga started in the mid-1990s. On October 22nd, 2014 a group of 19 youth volunteers from St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School took on the next step of the program. These dedicated volunteers removed invasive species that threaten the restoration project such as buckthorn and dog-strangling vine, cleaned up the site so it was free from litter, and of course they measured at least 10% of each native tree species planted to establish a baseline for future monitoring years to come.
An essential element to this program is to keep community members engaged to study climate change impacts over a long-term period. Therefore, if you are interested to learn more about this program or wish to volunteer to measure trees next year, please contact our office.