The Oakvillegreen Conservation Association treeplanting event in collaboration with MOM2MOM BIZ® Women Entrepreneur Network is taking place on Saturday, September 18th 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm at Woodgate Woods Park.
Thanks to donations from the MOM2MOM BIZ® members, over 250 native trees were purchased to be planted during the event. The aim of this event is to enhance the McCraney Creek natural ecosystem while connecting the local community with nature. Planting trees is one of the local actions we can take to combat climate change, increase our urban forest canopy, protect our watersheds and improve local biodiversity.
“Engaging the public in our efforts is extremely important, and we’re grateful to MOM2MOM BIZ® members for their hands-on participation at Woodgate Woods.” said Beatriz Gomez, Oakvillegreen’s Program Director. “This type of group action is a wonderful commitment to our community, helping to support healthy urban forests in Oakville”.
Since their founding over 20 years ago, Oakvillegreen has planted 35,500 native trees in partnership with 12,500 community volunteers, including youth, seniors, corporate and community groups.
“Our members are women entrepreneurs and small business owners who are committed to helping their local communities. We are proud to take part in this event with Oakvillegreen, which will contribute to greening our Oakville community” added Bella Onay, Founder of MOM2MOM BIZ®. “By coming together to plant trees, we’re taking local action to support urban nature and building community connections.”
Oakvillegreen Conservation Association (Oakvillegreen) is a non-partisan environmental charity that has been helping to protect and restore nature through community education and local action, since 2000. Their objectives are to reconnect people to nature, protect local water quality, increase climate resiliency, increase natural habitat and tree cover and improve local biodiversity. Each year, Oakvillegreen engages hundreds of volunteers in tree planting and invasive species removal events in Oakville parks and greenspace, in partnership with the Town of Oakville. Through direct engagement, and the promotion of nature-based climate solutions, Oakvillegreen is working to create a greener Oakville. www.oakvillegreen.org
Founded in 2017, MOM2MOM BIZ® is a business feature, referral and support network powered by women for women entrepreneurs and small business owners. As an entrepreneurial network, MOM2MOM BIZ® focuses on building community connections and enhancing collaborations while working towards personal and business growth. The network’s collective community initiatives bring small businesses together to support local causes.