FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
Kirkland, May 1st, 2014 – For a fourth consecutive year, the Town of Kirkland invites residents to come out to Environment Day on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Municipal Garage, 25 Claude-Jodoin Street. The first 350 residents will receive a free flat of annual or perennial plants. Also this year, residents will have the opportunity to purchase for as little as $20 a beautiful tree from five different species and thereby, contribute to increasing the Kirkland tree canopy.
This popular spring event encourages residents to adopt good ecological practices by offering handy tips and useful tools to reduce their environmental footprint.
The Eco-counsellor and members of the Kirkland Environment committee will be on hand to answer questions about good horticultural techniques that respect the environment. To beautify their flowerbeds and gardens, residents will be also able to help themselves to free wood chips (from branch collection) and compost (produced from the leaves collected in the fall), two initiatives of the Town to encourage reuse of resources.
In addition, rain barrels will be available for purchase at a subsidized price of $45 as well as backyard composters at a cost of $25.