If You Wanna Be Happy: Plant Trees – OLG

Event Details

September 17th, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Happy Valley Forest - Barnett Property, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

The Happy Valley Forest is a special area that is set to become an old-growth forest within the next 50 years.  Join us as we augment this beautiful forest by planting even more native trees, shrubs and wildflowers on the Happy Valley Forest’s Barnett Property.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Happy Valley Forest – Barnett Property

The Happy Valley Forest is one of the largest remaining intact upland deciduous forest on Canada’s Oak Ridges Moraine. Located in King Township, just northwest of the Greater Toronto Area, this 1,560-acre (631-hectare) area supports more than 110 breeding bird species, and is an outstanding example of the mature sugar maple and beech upland forests that are characteristic of the Moraine. The area also holds special cultural significance, given its association with the Toronto Carrying-place, a historic portage and travel route.

What you will be doing

You will be helping to plant native tree seedlings on NCC’s Barnett Property.

Why you will love it

By the end of the day you’ll be able to see the difference you’ve made as a former field will be full of native trees; a future forest!


Contact Jennifer McCarter: ontario@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided

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Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch