St. Joseph Scollard Hall Students to Help with Tree Planting

May 31, 2018 - 16 students from St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School's environmental program help NBMCA staff transplant trees to protect Chippewa Creek from stormwater runoff. 

On June 1st the students helped NBMCA staff remove 175 Red Pine, White Pine, and Spruce saplings from the Second Avenue Nursery. The trees were then moved to an adjacent sloped lot on First Avenue where they were replanted. These trees will grow and minimize stormwater runoff into Chippewa Creek as well as increase tree cover and green space in the city of North Bay. 

The SJSH students assisting in the planting are from the school's Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Studies Program (SOLE). The SOLE program focuses on integrating traditional education with practical outdoor skills, leadership training, and community building. 

For information contact:
Sue Buckle, Manager Communications and Outreach, 705-474-5420 or sue.buckle@nbmca.ca.