Tree Planting April 26
I would like to extend a great big thank you to all the BFN volunteers who braved the cool temperatures volunteer for the April 26, Spring Tree Planting.
It was great to see such a great number of volunteers of all ages, starting as young as 3, actively participating to enhance the environmental health of our watersheds.
We had so many volunteers that we managed to have all 400 saplings happily in the ground ready to grow well before 12 o’clock! Tree planting not only have improves the environmental health of our city, but also its citizens.
The billions of hairs on leaves act like giant brooms sweeping the air clean by trapping, dust, dirt, and 85% of pollutants like sulphur dioxide, sulphates, mercury, lead, and nitrogen oxide. Silver Birches are especially effective at trapping nasty pollutants from cars. In Ontario in 2004, over $ 1.2 billion was spent on health costs related to respiratory diseases!
So the more trees we a plant the healthier we will all be!
SWIFT NIGHT OUT 2015
Welcome to a new year. A reminder to all club members that payment for your 2015 membership is now due. All members will be receiving a notice via email.
If you are not a member and would like to join please download a membership application and mail it along with payment, or see me at one of our meetings.
Some new members (and old) are having difficulties logging onto the web site to access member's only content. I put together this short tutorial that should help you log on and change your password.
so I can update the membership data base to ensure you keep getting messages from the club.