Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

September 20, 2007 09:20 ET

O.F.A.H. partners support environmental project in Ajax

Media invited to McLean Park and Paulynn Park Habitat Restoration Event

Attention: Assignment Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor ONTARIO, O.F.A.H. MEDIA ALERT:--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2007) - On September 21, 2007, 50 Fleming College students will join the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (T.R.C.A.), Trees Ontario Foundation and the Town of Ajax in a hands-on environmental project. These partners are coming together to clean up Duffins Creek, and volunteers will also plant over 500 cedar trees.

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a shoreline clean-up at McLean Park and culminate with a planting at Paulynn Park. These initiatives are part of a multi-year project to restore Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario. Duffins Creek is one of three key watersheds that have been targeted for restoration efforts of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program. The event will provide great interview and photo opportunities that demonstrate the importance of grassroots, volunteer-driven environmental action.

Event details are as follows:

When: Friday, September 21, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

What: McLean Park & Paulynn Park Habitat Restoration Event
Led by O.F.A.H. and T.R.C.A. staff, 50 Fleming College students will cleanup stream debris and plant over 500 native trees to better improve both parks habitat for Atlantic salmon and local wildlife

Where: McLean Park (10:00am - 12:00pm) & Paulynn Park (12:30pm - 5:00pm)
Located in the Town of Ajax at 95 Magill Drive and 1571 Ravenscroft Road, respectively. Call for directions.
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More Information: Contact Derrick Luetchford, Program Technician, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters at 705 748-6324 ext. 249 or Joseph Leo, Stewardship Assistant, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority at 416-661-6600 ext. 5639
/For further information: Derrick Luetchford
Community Stream Steward Program
(705) 748-6324 ext. 249/ IN: ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES

Contact Information

  • Robert J. Pye, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324
    Secondary Phone: 705-313-1700
    E-mail: robert_pye@ofah.org