Planting in National Parks Underway as Part of Canada’s Two Billion Tree Commitment

From: Parks Canada

August 3, 2021 Alma, NB Parks Canada Agency

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to address climate change and protect biodiversity, Parks Canada is mobilizing to plant 150,000 trees this summer in up to 18 national parks from coast to coast. This includes planting 2,500 trees in Fundy National Park this year alone.

Today, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Riverview-Moncton-Dieppe along with Corey Clarke, Parks Canada’s Acting Field Unit Superintendent for Fundy National Park, joined the park’s ecological restoration team in Fundy National Park to highlight Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over the next 10 years.

In an announcement on Friday, June 4, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, provided an update and outlined the next steps of that plan, which is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 12 megatonnes annually by 2050, as well as create up to 4,300 jobs.

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