7654 Conservation Rd
Guelph Lake Park
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The GRCA will launch Canada 150 celebrations on Saturday, April 22, Earth Day, at the Guelph Rotary Forest with the planting of a maple grove that will be shaped like a maple leaf and will be visible from the sky.
This is the 10th anniversary of the Guelph Rotary Forest planting event at Guelph Lake Park, a joint venture with the Guelph Rotary Club and other partners. About 4,000 trees will be planted that day, including the maple grove that will be part of a 40-hectare forest. This event takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features many family activities, such as live music, a birds of prey demonstration and a visit from the BIObus (a mobile research unit from the University of Guelph). Park at nearby Lakeside Church on Conservation Road, where a free shuttle will take you to the planting site, or hop on a shuttle bus from downtown Guelph.
Be sure to bring your family and friends. Shovels will be provided, although you are welcome to bring pint-sized ones for the kids. Dress for the weather, including gloves and footwear suitable for digging.
Hop on a shuttle bus from downtown Guelph or park at nearby Lakeside Church on Conservation Road, where a free shuttle will take you to the planting site. Download the event poster below (PDF). Read more about the event on the Guelph Rotary website. The Guelph Rotary Forest has been planted entirely by the community.
About the Canada 150 maple grove