Media Release

EAB Ambassador Training encourages York Region residents to defend their urban forest


(May 31, 2014, York Region, ON – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

 What: Emerald Ash Borer Volunteer Training Workshop Over 700,000 trees in York Region are at risk of dying due to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). We must act now to defend our urban forest through treatment and replanting! Residents will learn how to help spread the word and become an EAB Ambassador. We will teach participants how to identify ash trees and the signs of EAB, the most effective ways to share information with their community, and about planting programs to get new trees growing in the ground. All attendees will receive a resource kit. To learn more about the EAB Ambassador program, visit /become-eab-ambassador

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W5

Who: Stacey Bowman, Invasive Species Specialist, York Region

           Jane Clark, Active EAB Ambassador

           Erin MacDonald, Volunteer & Stewardship Coordinator, LEAF


Photo opportunities and interviews available upon request.


LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the urban forest and engages citizens in urban forest stewardship through planting, education and training. Since 1996 LEAF has helped citizens plant over 20,000 native trees and shrubs in their neighbourhoods. LEAF’s EAB Ambassador Program is supported by York Region and Ontario Power Generation.




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