Archive for the ‘10000 Trees for the Rouge’ Tag

10,000 Trees Makes a Difference!



On Earth Day, 2018, 10,000 Trees organized the planting of 1,200 native wildflowers and 4,600 trees and shrubs along the Rouge River in Markham, Ontario. All of the planting was done by volunteers who came out for the day and gave willingly of their time and energy.

Since 1989, 10,000 Trees volunteers have helped to restore over 180 acres of fragile watershed land. Our plantings protect creeks and streams in the Rouge River watershed from soil erosion, helping to link existing islands of forest and extending wildlife corridors.

Formed in 1989 as an offshoot of Save the Rouge Valley and the Rouge Valley Foundation, 10,000 Trees now runs as an independent all-volunteer group, with Charitable Organization status. Our group is constantly growing and is recognized as one of the best tree-planting groups in Canada.

Our legacy is hands-on education and stewardship. Through our work, we hope a legacy of preservation will continue to grow for years to come. We are very proud to have introduced thousands of people to the joys of restoring wildlife habitat. Our volunteer groups learn practical skills – and people of all ages dig right in and realize they can do something for the land, wildlife and people in our city. Together we’re making a difference!

For more information on 10,000 Trees go to:


A Tree Planting Party

Resilience ?


Sunday, April 27, 2014 was a “Tree Planting Party” for 10,000 Trees For The Rouge.

5,000 trees were planted in the Rouge River watershed on April 27, 2014. This adds to over 173,000 trees that they have planted over the past 25 years. That’s a positive step towards changing the world for the better, and restoring natural habitat!

One storyteller recorded this event in words and photos at: