Volunteers with the United Church Earth Stewards previously planted trees at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford. A fundraising walkabout at the park takes place on Nov. 6. (Submitted photo)

Volunteers with the United Church Earth Stewards previously planted trees at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford. A fundraising walkabout at the park takes place on Nov. 6. (Submitted photo)

Event in Abbotsford raises fund for trees in Lytton

United Church Earth Stewards holds walkabout at Willband Creek Park

An event in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 6 will help raise funds to replace trees lost in Lytton during the wildlife that destroyed the community on June 30.

A group of environmental volunteers is hosting the fundraising walkabout at Willband Creek starting at 2 p.m. The event will be curated by Steve Marsh of University of the Fraser Valley.

The United Church Earth Stewards (UCES) has been holding tree-planting fundraisers sicne 2019. An event held earlier this year featured guest speaker Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and former leader of the Green Party of Canada.

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Close to $4,000 was raised, and the funds were used to purchase tress for planting in Willband Creek by employees with the City of Abbotsford.

The walkabout will take about an hour, during which the trees planted by UCES will be identified and their rate of growth noted.

The free event will take place rain or shine. UCES volunteers will be on hand to distribute donation forms for those interested.

Willband Creek park is located on Bateman Road off of Highway 11 (the Abbotsford-Mission Highway).

For more information, contact Trinity Memorial Church at ministertmuc@gmail.com.

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