Cameron says environmental sustainability is at the forefront of CN’s objectives and they’re pleased to have managed to partner with our community.
“This project will help make the Fort St. John Rotary Skatepark a more pleasing environment for the community with mature trees that will provide shade and windbreaks,” Cameron said.
Peace River North MLA, Pat Pimm says he’s pleased that the Rotary Skatepark, a popular public space for social gathering in Fort St. John, managed to become a part of CN’s program.
He also says this should have positive influence on those using the park.
“Green spaces and parks enhance our quality of life, provide recreational opportunities to help people live healthy, active lifestyles and help increase the overall social well-being of Fort St. John”, Pimm said in a written statement as he was unable to attend the ceremony.
For over 20 years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations and individuals in the pursuit of creating a greener and healthier environment.
Over those 20 years, they’ve planted nearly 80 million trees and greened more than 550 schoolyards across the country.
“I think that’s really significant and we’re pleased to be one of the partners here,” Mayor Ackerman said.
The entire project would not have been made possible if it wasn’t for the eleven volunteers turning up to lend a hand in planting 20 new trees around the skatepark earlier this month.