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Plant a tree on Saturday in Coquitlam

You can take some time to make a green difference on the weekend in Coquitlam. Footprints Conservation Society, a local environmental organization, is hosting a tree planting on Oct. 15 at Panorama Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can take some time to make a green difference on the weekend in Coquitlam.

Footprints Conservation Society, a local environmental organization, is hosting a tree planting on Oct. 15 at Panorama Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plans include converting an area currently covered with grass into a young forest and the Saturday planting will follow three days of planting by Grade 3 to 5 students at Panorama Heights elementary school.

The community planting on Oct. 15 will kick off with a musical performance by The BC Trees and refreshments served by the Tim Horton's Community cruiser from 10 to 11 a.m.

Panorama Park is located at 1485 Panorama Dr., next to the school. The planting is taking place along the south-facing slope.

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and shovels as they will be in limited supply

Footprints Conservation Society is a charitable organization founded in 2010 by Krystal and Ryan Vrba. For more information on the Panorama Park tree planting project and other initiatives, visit www.footprintseducation.org.

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