Trail Care Event: Town of Cochrane, Alberta
Tree planting along the Bow River
On May 12 and 13, with help from a Trail Care Grant, the Town of Cochrane held a two-day community tree-planting event. This annual event is organized by the Cochrane Environmental Action Committee (CEAC) in partnership with the Town of Cochrane. People gathered on the banks of the Bow River at the east end of Jim Uffelmann Park, along the Trans Canada Trail.
The first day was for participating schools and corporate partners, and the general public was invited to take part on May 13. Turnout was great: approximately 90 students and 50 volunteers from Garmin and other companies came out to help on May 12. Another 70 or so people attended on May 13. Special guests included Mayor Jeff Genung and Councillor Marni Fedeyko. Jenna Sie, Trans Canada Trail staff member, also attended the event. Generous sponsor Columbia Sportswear provided T-shirts for volunteers and staff members.
Over 900 trees were planted!