Natural habitat gets a boost with the help of community partners

October 6, 2016

Natural habitat gets a boost with the help of community partners

*** CANCELLED:

Please note that due to the weather, this event has been cancelled. Thank you.

Residents are invited to attend a tree planting event, hosted by Shell Canada and Strathcona County, on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Florian Park (902 Regency Drive, Sherwood Park).

The tree planting is part of a reforestation project that includes the rebuilding and improvement of natural habitat and ecosystems within Florian Park, as well as the adjacent wetland.

“As a community, we are appreciative of Shell Canada’s continued support for environmental initiatives,”  says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “Through our partnership with Shell Canada and Tree Canada, these trees are sure to add to our park experience for years to come.”

Since 2011, Shell has worked alongside Tree Canada and Strathcona County to enhance natural green spaces and community parks. This has resulted in Shell employees and community members planting over 1,500 native tree and shrubs in Strathcona County.

“It’s important for us to support environmental projects such as the Florian Park reforestation,” said Peter Zebedee, General Manager, Shell Scotford Upgrader. “By planting trees we can support the local ecosystem while also allowing our friends and our neighbours to enjoy this naturalized area of the park.”

Shell, an ultimate sponsor of Tree Canada, has planted over two million trees in events similar to the Florian Park project.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents.  Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595