City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

June 09, 2014 16:00 ET

Beaconsfield Receives $15,000 TD Green Streets Grant

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 9, 2014) - The City of Beaconsfield is one of the 25 communities to receive a 2014 TD Green Streets grant. Awarded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada for innovation in urban forestry, this $15,000 grant will help fund the planting of 75 trees along the paths and beside the parking lot in the Fresh Meadows green space located in the west end of the city, near Highway 20 and the railroad. To mark this event, the City conducted a tree planting ceremony this afternoon.

The project also has several other objectives:

  • highlight the role and importance of the forest canopy in urban areas;
  • promote healthy planting on public and private property;
  • plant three species known to adapt well to Beaconsfield's environment;
  • provide an example of planting that will serve as an educational tool for the community;

"This project is in line with all environmental initiatives we have put forward in recent years. Protecting the environment is a priority for Beaconsfield and one of today's greatest challenges. The City contributes to improving the quality of life for all residents by beautifying the landscape and providing a healthy environment for current and future generations." said Mayor Georges Bourelle.

The Fresh Meadows project is a collaboration of the City of Beaconsfield, the Beaconsfield Environment Advisory Committee, and the citizens of Beaconsfield.

We are grateful for the generous support of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada. The City will match the grant with additional $15,000 in project funding.

"The goal of TD Green Streets is to encourage the adoption of leading-edge practices in municipal forests, and we want to commend the City of Beaconsfield for developing a plan that will provide such a great enhancement to the environment," said Elena Rizzuto, District Vice-President of the West Island district, TD Canada Trust. "The plantings at the Fresh Meadows green space will provide habitat and food for wildlife and improve air quality, as well as promote community involvement in the protection and preservation of our urban forest."

"We congratulate the City of Beaconsfield for developing an initiative that will create an important green space in their community," says Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. "We're pleased that we have been able to support the efforts of Beaconsfield and we look forward to seeing their plan come to life."

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

From schoolyard naturalization and energy conservation, to tree plantings and environmental education, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is proud to provide funding to help sustain an incredible array of grassroots environmental programs across the country. In 2013, TD FEF supported over 900 projects with $4.4 million in funding. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF on a monthly basis, and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated funds environmental projects in the community in which the donation was made. For more information on how to donate and get involved in your community, visit tdfef.com.

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, over 80 million trees have been planted, over 550 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize ten national urban forest conferences. This year's Canadian Urban Forest Conference will take place in Victoria, BC from September 30-October 2, 2014. More information about Tree Canada is available at treecanada.ca.

Contact Information

  • Mayor's Office
    514 428-4410