City of Regina Awarded $25,000 Tree Planting Grant Part of the CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up Initiative
Today, the City of Regina has been announced as one of 26 communities being awarded community tree planting grants. These grants are a part of the CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up initiative that, in partnership with Tree Canada, invests more than a half a million dollars in community greening projects across Canada. A $25,000 grant helped fund the planting of 50 trees along 1st Ave North, west of Lewvan Drive.
“The City of Regina wishes to thank CN and Tree Canada for its generous contribution to growing Regina’s urban forest. This year’s trees will help create a natural break between a residential community and an industrial space,” said Mayor Sandra Masters. “Since 2017, this program has helped the City plant nearly 500 trees in our community.”
The CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up initiative has been greening communities since 2012 with sustainable, environmentally responsible tree-planting projects. Through its various tree planting programs, including From the Ground Up, CN has planted more than 2 million trees across Canada.
“At CN, we want to make a positive impact on the communities along our network, and together with our employees, retirees, and partners we are committed to fostering safe and sustainable communities wherever we do business,” said Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN. “Since the creation of this program in 2012, with the support of our partner, Tree Canada, we have helped plant over 2 million trees in municipalities and Indigenous communities from coast to coast. By doing so, we are contributing to a sustainable future, one community at a time.”
“Tree Canada, Canada’s only national tree-planting non-profit, is excited to continue our partnership with CN to bring CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up to deserving communities across Canada,” said Danielle St-Aubin, CEO, Tree Canada. “With this program, CN is creating a lasting legacy of sustainability for present and future generations, providing funding and much-needed awareness to the value of trees and green spaces to our health and well-being, as well as the environment.”
For more information on Regina’s urban forest please visit Regina.ca.
For more information on CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up, visit Tree Canada’s website at: https://treecanada.ca/greening-communities/cn-ecoconnexions-from-the-ground-up/