Help Bruce Power plant the Living Snow Fence

Although this past winter didn’t provide Bruce County’s usual blinding snowstorms and closed roads, members of Bruce Power’s Off the Job Safety Team still understands the importance of the area’s Living Snow Fence day.

Since the program was initiated nine years ago, 8,000 trees have been planted along roadways leading to the Bruce Power site. The trees act as natural windbreaks and reduce the amount of blowing snow across Hwy. 21 and county roads, improving visibility.

This year’s plant takes place on Saturday, May 5, and employees, their families and friends are invited to take part. The morning begins at 8 a.m. at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre. After coffee and muffins, as well as a warm-up and pre-job brief, buses will take participants to tree planting sites across the community.

Bring your work gloves, safety boots and shovels. Please also bring a spare pair of shoes in order to keep the mud and dirt out of the Visitors’ Centre.

Students in high school are also encouraged to participate. This is the perfect opportunity to build up those required volunteer hours. There will also be babysitting available at the centre. After the trees have been planted, the buses will bring everyone back to the Visitors’ Centre for a barbecue lunch provided free by Wayne Burke Catering.

Please register by Wednesday, April 25, by calling Barbara Goetz at x13659 or emailing her at Barbara.goetz@brucepower.com. She is also looking for volunteers to help offload the trees on Thursday, May 3. Please contact her if you are able to assist and can be released from work.

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