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"Since the late 1800s, Sudbury, Ontario has been synonymous with mining activity in North America. It was also known for its barren, treeless landscape - a result of the mining legacy and smelting. So drastic was the environmental damage that a widespread, negative image of Sudbury developed.

Forty years ago, large areas of environmentally degraded landscape existed in the City of Greater Sudbury. Over 10,000 hectares of land were barren and in need of restoration. Rehabilitation of this landscape was one of the most critical challenges faced by the Region in its resolve to improve its image.”

In 1978 a regreening program was initiated to begin the environmental restoration on our city.

During Garden Ontario Week we invite gardeners to learn more about this inspirational story on a special tour!

REGREENING SUDBURY TOUR
with

DR. PETER BECKETT
(Chair of Greater Sudbury's Regreening Committee)

Saturday June 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.
at the Jane Goodall Reclamation Trail

Participants are asked to gather at the Tourist Information site near Coniston which is
located at the corner of Highway 17 and Garson-Coniston Road.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE JANE GOODALL RECLAMATION TRAIL
CLICK HERE TO TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE JANE GOODALL RECLAMATION TRAIL
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. PETER BECKETT

During the tour you will have an opportunity to see examples of the many initiatives undertaken over the past 40 years in this internationally recognized regreening program, learn more about the city’s ongoing efforts, and discover ways in which you can support the work.

At the site there will be displays by the Sudbury Horticultural Society, Sudbury Master Gardeners, Northern Wildflowers, and VETAC offering ideas for becoming a part of Greater Sudbury’s regreening story.
Thanks to the Sudbury Master Gardeners, participants interested in being a part of the regreening story will have an opportunity to plant wildflowers at the site. 

Jennifer Fortier and Chase Beaudoin from Northern Wildflowers will offer a selection of native plants for purchase near the entrance to the Jane Goodall Trail.
Sudbury Master Gardeners will provide free advice for those with gardening questions. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A CBC RADIO INTERVIEW CONCERNING
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REGREENING PROGRAM