Shell Canada Plants More Than 200 Trees in New Petrolia Trail System
A volunteer committee has been working with the Town of Petrolia to develop walkable trails with points of interest for users of all abilities since 2020. Recently, trail signs have been added that offer route information and distances along with some basic information for using the trails safely and respectfully. Just yesterday, the Margaret Stokes Chapter of the I.O.D.E. dedicated the Jubilee Trail in honour of former monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in acknowledgement of her Platinum Jubilee.
Recently, two teams from Shell Canada (Corunna site) donated, and planted more than 200 trees along the trail system in Bridgeview Park with assistance from the Trails Committee, led by volunteer and trail enthusiast Terry Syer, and with help from the Parks Staff at the Town of Petrolia.
“…We are tremendously grateful for this donation toward our trails and very much appreciate the teams from Shell Canada for assisting with the planting of the new trees. While we were clearing the nature areas for the trails, we identified some areas that could benefit from more trees and Olwen Gover and her team were quick to provide their support.” Said Dave Menzies, Director of Facilities and Community Services.
Shell Canada is celebrating 70 years in Corunna, ON, and as part of that celebration they are completing ‘random acts of kindness’. The Town of Petrolia extends our gratitude for their generous donation and for their assistance in planting the trees and wishes them a very happy 70th anniversary!