News and Press staff members stand with a sign in a Chatham park that reads: "Mid-Wood Oxley Park." staff planted 20 trees
in a Chatham park in celebration of Earth Day.

We teamed up with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) by providing a generous donation that funded the purchase of 20 trees, which our staff planted in Mid-Wood Oxley Park in Chatham on Earth Day.

"I find that a walk in the woods is a great way to conquer writer’s block, so our tree cover and our beautiful parks are one of the reasons I enjoy living and doing business in Chatham," said’s Vice-President, Terry Johnson.'s staff has raised money and planted trees for the LTVCA on several occasions over the past four years. We feel strongly about preserving and maintaining the environment of Chatham-Kent. In 2010, we teamed up with Union Gas to spend Earth Day planting trees at Paxton's Bush, which resulted in the planting of 150 trees. In May of 2009, the President of, Chandra Clarke, and the Vice-President, Terry Johnson, donated $1,000 to the Chatham-Kent Green Initiative Project.

"This forest is an important rest area for migratory birds passing through this region, and these newly planted trees will provide an added food source and habitat for them," said Randall Van Wagner, Environmental Project Coordinator at the LTVCA. "Park users will also benefit from the added shade, beautification, and oxygen production that these native trees will provide. has been an annual donor to the Chatham-Kent Greening Partnership, and continues to provide financial and volunteer assistance to improve our environment."

By donating both time and financial support to green initiatives such as the LTVCA, our staff is helping to maintain and improve Chatham-Kent’s environment, benefitting the community and local wildlife.


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