Where the Wild Things Are in the City

Where the Wild Things Are in the City banner

The City of Charlottetown is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation and TD on a family friendly event to celebrate the “wild things” (plants and animals) that live in the city – especially the trees!

The public is invited to this family friendly event – Where the Wild Things Are in the City – taking place on Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the J. Frank MacAulay Park (off Spring Lane). This free, outdoor event includes nature crafts and games, tree and shrub planting, air brush tattooing, rain garden education, information booths, refreshments and much more. Participating organizations include Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group, PEI Wild Child Program, the Charlottetown Boys and Girls Club, and the Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club.

Where the Wild Things Are in the City 2019 is a bioswale project funded by the TD Green Spaces Grant program and involves a study of storm water in the J. Frank MacAulay Park. As part of the project, green storm water management infrastructure, in the form of a bioswale, will be created to slow the flow of storm water in the area, allow for better infiltration of water, reduce flooding, increase biodiversity in the park and encourage the presence of wildlife. Overall, the project also improves the aesthetics of the area.

The Where the Wild Things Are in the City event will bring the project partners and community together to finalize the bioswale project through plantings and education, as well as provide an opportunity to celebrate the plants, animals and urban forest in Charlottetown.

This event is made possible thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation and TD, which provided funding through TD Green Spaces Grant program.

TD logo 

Arbor Day Foundation logo

About TD Green Spaces:
TD Green Space Grants support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship, and community green space expansion as a way to advance environmental and economic benefits toward a low-carbon economy. Through the program, municipalities in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive $20,000–$25,000 grants in support of local forestry projects in areas of great need within a community. For more information, visit: https://www.arborday.org/programs/TDGreenSpaceGrants/

About The Arbor Day Foundation:
The Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support our programs to make the world greener and healthier. For more information, visit: https://www.arborday.org/