More urban forestry funding secured!
The GeNA Tree Committee & our Trees Please coalition allies
successfully lobbied for an additional $2 million/year in urban forestry
funding in the 2020-2023 City of Winnipeg budget – check out this CBC
article to see one of the ways we raised awareness: Demonstrators strike a pose to urge city to care for Winnipeg’s tree canopy
photo credit: George Feenstra
Bear Clan Patrol comes to Elmwood!
Members of the Glenelm, Chalmers and broader Elmwood community have
joined up to start a Bear Clan Patrol for our part of the city.
There was a great article in the Herald about the group, featuring GeNA volunteer John King, who said “It’s about giving back to the community, taking pride in the community…We’re just trying to help people. It’s a way to meet your community, make friends, and feel good about contributing to the neighbourhood … It’s about nine kilometres a night, and that’s all good too, great exercise.”
Thanks to John and all the Bear Clan Patrol volunteers out there making a real difference!
Herald article: Bear Clan helping keep streets safe: Elmwood chapter officially on patrol
Global article: Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol expands to Elmwood neighbourhood
Find the Elmwood Bear Clan Patrol on Facebook
2020 ReLeaf Program
Great news! Trees Winnipeg is proceeding with the 2020 ReLeaf program using mail and email orders.
The deadline for orders is May 1, 2020. This is a marvelous way to add
new trees or replace trees damaged in last fall’s storm at an
unbelievable price of only $55 per package, and learn to care for your
new trees at the same time.
The Trees Winnipeg offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 but staff are available to answer questions by phone.