TD Bank Group and RRCA Work Together to Plant Trees at Gray’s Creek Conservation Area

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TD Bank Group and RRCA Work Together to Plant Trees at Gray’s Creek Conservation Area

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) helped TD Bank Group again this year to host a TD Tree Days event at Gray’s Creek Conservation Area on September 17.

“It was wonderful to welcome nearly 40 TD employees and their friends and family members as we planted 200 native trees and shrubs,” says Martin Lang, RRCA Board of Directors Chair. “These trees will help enhance wildlife habitat and will be enjoyed for many years by the numerous visitors who come to Gray’s Creek Conservation Area to step into nature.”

TD Tree Days has been bringing people together since 2010 and is helping to create a more vibrant planet by growing and enhancing green spaces and is contributing to The Ready Commitment’s target of helping plant 1 million trees by 2030. Over 466,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in communities across Canada and within the US through TD Tree Days, and this fall more than 2,400 volunteers will come together to further enhance over 80 green spaces for everyone to enjoy. The RRCA has been hosting TD Tree Days events since 2018.

“TD Bank Group is proud to work with the RRCA again this year. While helping to plant trees, volunteers were able to learn tree identification, tree planting technique and the importance of trees in a healthy community,” says Mike Duval, TD Tree Days Site Leader.

Gray’s Creek Conservation Area is located at 18045 County Road 2 at the boundary of South Glengarry and Cornwall. One of the RRCA’s three Conservation Areas, Gray’s Creek welcomed 110,000 visitors in 2021.

“In addition to community tree planting projects, the RRCA works with landowners to reforest idle or vacant land and provides over-the-counter tree sales to the community at low cost,” says Jessica Herrington, RRCA’s Stewardship Coordinator. “We are currently planning our 2023 tree planting projects. Landowners, teachers, businesses, municipalities, and community groups are encouraged to reach out to us soon with any tree planting projects they have planned for next year.”

Through its forestry program, the RRCA has planted over one million trees locally since 1994, improving the area’s tree cover, flood resilience, wildlife habitat, and the overall health of local watersheds. For more information visit or contact (613) 938-3611 or

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