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Creating Healthy Habitats

Protecting our city's green space and restoring natural areas improves ecosystem biodiversity, benefiting all of us and the local wildlife with which we share our communities. Our Healthy Habitats program is designed to help YOU organize your own stewardship activities or participate in BG's annual tree-planting projects.

BurlingtonGreen is proud to announce their 10th anniversary of the city-wide Community Clean Up! Taking place between April 20th and April 26th, 2020, this is an impactful eco-action opportunity for Burlingtonians. In 2019, over 17,500 participants joined the collective clean up effort resulting in cleaner parks, streams, schoolyards and neighbourhoods. This year, YOU are invited to gather family, friends and coworkers to take collective climate action and help make Burlington a cleaner home for all of us.

In addition to our Community Clean Up, BurlingtonGreen offers wonderful hands-on opportunities for Burlingtonians to plant native trees to help grow our urban tree canopy. BG's Green Up Day is taking place on Saturday May 9, 2020 at Tuck Park - gather some friends, grab your shovel and let's get to work!

After you have learned the ins and outs of tree planting, it is very important to know how to care for native trees and plant species, which you can learn at our annual TLC "Tree Loving Care" event on Saturday September 26, 2020. This is an informative and interactive workshop, with opportunities to learn about tree maintenance and how to promote healthy trees in the community.

Check out our Upcoming Events & Opportunities page to learn more about these and other upcoming ways you can get involved and make a difference!

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Together, with your help, we are able to make a BIG impact by: 
  • Cleaning litter from parks, streets and open space during our annual Clean Up Week
  • Planting native trees to improve the overall tree canopy 
  • Planting shrubs, grasses and wetland plants to stabilize and enhance wildlife
  • Removing invasive species that could otherwise be toxic to a specific environment 
  • Check out some of our Upcoming Opportunities and Events and click the links to register!

Click the following links to Learn More about:

litter hotspots: 
  • Fields, wooded areas, or creeks near to plazas or commerical/industrial areas are often litter hotspots.
  • Check any park in the City to see if a clean-up is needed.
  • If you are a general group, we suggest not choosing a schoolyard or an adjoining park to clean up, as those should be reserved for the school itself.

 


To get involved in a Healthy Habitats Project please contact us here!
To learn more about our urban forest and natural habitats you may also contact the City of Burlington.

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.
The second best time is now.”


Proverb

 

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