More Trees to be Planted in Oakville

Can you smell that new fresh Oakville air? Well, you may be able to soon.

According to a recent news release, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton accepted a cheque today, Oct. 12, on behalf of Oakville from Union Gas to support the town's Canopy Conservation program.

The money will go towards planting more than 200 trees around a town-owned stormwater management pond.

"On behalf of Town Council, I want to thank Union Gas for its contribution to a greener Oakville," Mayor Burton said in a recent news release.

"I take great pride in how we continue working together to protect, preserve and grow our tree canopy."

Tree planting is part of the town's Canopy Conservation program to manage, protect and renew the urban forest to reach a 40 per cent canopy coverage goal.

"At Union Gas, we believe that environmental conservation is simply the right thing to do," Nick Molnar, field supervisor utility services, Union Gas, said in a recent news release. "We understand that people care about the environment and we're pleased to show our continued support for Oakville's Canopy Conservation program."

This is the fourth year Oakville received funding from Union Gas.

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