Northern Rockies Regional Municipality


FORT NELSON - The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, in partnership with Encana, kicked off the spring with its annual Arbour Day celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Participants joined together to plant 60 Shubert cherry trees lining the community trail along Lagoon Road and the bulk water station. The event has proven to be a community favorite, with registration filling up in less than 24 hours.

The event strongly supports building a sustainable community, not only through planting new trees, but by supporting local businesses. All of the materials and supplies for this event were locally purchased.Each family that planted a tree also received a $15 gift certificate to Springtime Garden Centre, as a thank-you for taking the time to give back to the community.
Sustainability & Solid Waste Reduction Coordinator, Jacquie Johnston is extremely impressed with the community’s level of interest in sustainable initiatives. “We put out a notice for registration in the afternoon, and by the next morning, the event was full! The Northern Rockies is a great community that way, people are proud of where they live, and have no problem getting involved.”
Encana played a huge role in making the event possible and have been a sponsor of the event since it began in 2011. To date, 477 trees have been planted in Fort Nelson. As the community landscapes become more beautiful each year, hopefully next year will bring another successful Arbour Day celebration.

For questions relating to the Arbour Day Celebration contact:
Jacquie Johnston
Sustainability & Solid Waste Reduction Coordinator
250-774-2541 Ext. 2080

All photographs courtesy of Ashley Grey.

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