Thirty grandparents, together with their grandchildren, planted 300 trees yesterday to help restore a part of Chippewa Creek’s shoreline, as part of the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s planting program.

By planting native trees along the Chippewa Creek EcoPath with their grandchildren, the seniors from Living Fit and their grandchildren are enhancing the community, improving water quality, mitigating the effects of climate change and providing more habitat for wildlife.

NBMCA Stewardship Supervisor Reilly Henderson says fostering stewardship is an important lesson passed down from elders. The grandchildren can revisit the trees as they grow older to gauge their progress.

Funding for this event was made possible by a grant from TD Friends of the Environment. This event is part of NBMCA’s Restore Your Shore Program.