City Partners With Watershed Stewards And Sunningdale School To Plant Trees

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June 8, 2021

Moose Jaw, SK – (courtesy of the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards)

The Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards are partnering with the City of Moose Jaw and Sunningdale Elementary School to plant 205 trees between Sunningdale School and Thatcher Drive.

These trees are apart of the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program, a program launched by the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW) and in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada to distribute 24,000 native trees across Saskatchewan in efforts to minimize the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Over 2,000 trees have been distributed to schools across the Moose Jaw River Watershed. Sunningdale School chose to plant their trees near the school to contribute to the green spaces in Moose Jaw.

The City of Moose Jaw has generously agreed to care for the trees during the summer and are adding the trees to their watering route. They have also prepared the ground for the trees to make planting easier.

The students at Sunningdale Elementary School will be doing the planting and taking the opportunity to learn about climate change and natural based solutions.

Sunningdale students planting the trees June 7, 2021.