Important Information for Volunteers

September 13, rare Charitable Research Reserve

Hi everyone,

 

Thank you for registering for this event.

 

Please note the event will take place rain or sunshine. 

 

We recommend that you arrive a few minutes earlier than the specified time in order to complete registration and receive your TD Tree Days t-shirt. There will be a brief welcome huddle where important information will be shared followed by instructions on how to properly plant the trees/shrubs.  

 

Safety Considerations:

There is always a possibility that there will be bees/wasps, ticks or poison ivy. Bug spray and sunscreen will be provided and a tick key will be present on site. Poinson ivy will be scouted ahead of the event and volunteers will be notified of which areas to avoid. 

 

The Government of Canada provides good general information about ticks which you can view on the Government of Canada website, or view the brochure as a PDF.

 

This 3-minute video is also a good intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU8wLgXZ92M

 

Clothing:

  • Wear closed toed sturdy footwear. Please do not wear sandals or flip flops to the event.
  • Due to ticks at the site, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants with pants tucked into socks. Light coloured clothing makes ticks easier to spot. Also wear insect repellent with deet. 
  • Dress for the weather. You can dress in layers with a windbreaker and bring rain gear in case of rainy conditions.
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also good items to bring along.
  • Previous volunteers are encouraged to wear their TD Tree Days t-shirt from last year.

Please bring the following items with you:

  1. Garden gloves will be provided, please feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
  2. Shovels (we will have a few shovels available as well).
  3. A reusable water bottle.
  4. If you are bringing minors of which you aren't the parent/guardian, please download and print the Minor Participant Waiver and photo release form for parent/guardian signature. You must provide the signed forms to the TD Site Leader when you arrive at the event: https://www.tdtreedays.com/minor-waiver-parent-not-accompanied-en.pdf 

Thank you once again for volunteering. We look forward to meeting you at the event!


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rare Charitable Research Reserve
rare Charitable Research Reserve October 14, 9:00AM - 12:00PM 1201 Whistle Bare Road Cambridge, ON Site Leader: Christine Andrews

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