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LSRCA Thanks Volunteers

Volunteers help plant the seeds for our success!

NEWMARKET – April 15, 2016 – As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) has a lot to reflect on and celebrate with our many volunteers. In 2015, LSRCA projects benefited from 2,700 volunteers, contributing 6,750 volunteer hours.

Last year, with the help of volunteers, we planted over 23,000 trees and shrubs. Our dedicated volunteers also helped at clean-up events, removed invasive species and assisted at fundraising events, among other activities. While the benefits to LSRCA are obvious, they also extend to the volunteers themselves. According to research conducted by Professor Cassie Mogilner, and published in Harvard Business Review and Forbes.com, volunteering helps people develop new skills, build experience, and feel more capable, confident and useful.

With spring finally in the air we have a number of community tree planting events coming up, so don't miss out! These events are some of the easiest ways for people to help improve the health of our communities, get outside, get active and have some fun with family, friends and neighbours. On Saturday, May 7 (Mother's Day weekend), we're holding tree planting events in Uxbridge (Herrema Fields), Aurora (Arboretum) and Keswick (Whipper Watson Park).

To find out about these and other spring plantings events as they are planned, visit our events calendar at www.LSRCA.on.ca for details. Or follow us on Facebook at lakesimcoeconservation to get updates about the ways you can help volunteer, for the watershed and for yourself.

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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