A group of 40 volunteers from Unilever Canada converged on the Town park at King and John Streets on June 8 to spend an hour weeding the areas planted in 2020 with native trees and shrubs. The corporate group of employees from across Canada were meeting at White Oaks Resort and had arranged with the Niagara Penninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) and Friends of One Mile Creek to provide the community service as part of their commitment to make sustainable living commonplace. (More information about Unilever’s sustainability efforts is at unilever.ca/planet-and-society.)
The group contacted the NPCA to offer help with a community project and FOMC was delighted to have the help. Several local volunteers including NOTL Councillor Norm Arsenault also joined in the weeding. The area had been planted in October 2020 by FOMC with more than 50 local volunteers helping to plant the trees and shrubs, then weeded and mulched in 2021 to help get the native plants established.