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Neighbourhood Naturalists: Butterflies and Moths

Explore the outdoors with Tiny Seedlings and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority!

Join LSRCA’s outdoor education team as we head outside to investigate what plants and animals live in our yards and neighbourh​oods.

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Please join us in supporting the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed, click the button below to learn more about the new Nature Centre.

We really want to highlight these friends of ours
2020 although unusual, was terrific with our friends who made it so!
Looking forward to the next year ahead with our friends and new ones!
Thank you note to TS friends
East Gwillimbury Event notice

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Submissions must be received by no later than March 1, 2021 for a chance to win our newest Tiny Seedlings Leisure Loot towards registration of a SPRING 2021 Leisure Activity for your Tiny Seedling(s).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bringing the heart home.
Tiny Seedlings make $100,000 donation towards new East Gwillimbury library

East Gwillimbury, ON July 20, 2020 – “Bringing the heart home,” that was Alec Cloke’s goal when he decided to honour his wife’s memory in his home-community of East Gwillimbury. Alec, a decades-long Queensville resident and founder of Tiny Seedlings, a community initiative provided by United Soils Management, recently shared his wishes with Council to donate $100,000 towards East Gwillimbury’s new Health & Active Living Plaza in the name of his wife Margaretha Cloke(Marg).

Marg was an avid reader and actively involved in her community, which made Alec’s decision to join East Gwillimbury’s journey to build this new staple for the community an easy one.

“On behalf of Council, we are humbled to receive this generous donation from Tiny Seedlings in the name of Margaretha Cloke. Marg was a beloved wife, teacher, and friend. We are truly honoured to help keep her memory alive in our new library facility. Tiny Seedlings’ donation will be used to help create a space where children and adults can learn and explore new worlds through literature, just as Marg did,” promised Mayor Virginia Hackson.

About the Town of East Gwillimbury

The Town of East Gwillimbury is a premier growth centre in the Greater Toronto Area, conveniently located along Highway 404 in Northern York Region. With a rich history, ideal geographic location, and excellent balance of both urban and rural communities. The Health & Active Living Plaza will be the Town’s newest multi-function municipal plaza in Queensville. The facility will include an aquatics facility, gymnasium and library and will be in place once the population hits 40,000 residents. For more information, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/HALP

About Tiny Seedlings

Tiny Seedlings is a community initiative provided by United Soils Management, located in Whitchurch-Stouffville. They create free, no cost programs for children & their parents, as a way to give back to the community. For more information, visit https://tinyseedlings.com/.

Town of East Gwillimbury

Laura Hanna, Director of Communications
and Customer Service
905-478- 4283 ext. 3854 | lhanna@eastgwillimbury.ca

Tiny Seedlings

Shana Daniel, Director
Darlene Shaw, Media Relations
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Valentines Heroes

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You Are In Our Hearts

This initiative honours our Markham Stouffville Hospital Heroes on Valentine’s Day themed as “You Are In Our Hearts” with the generous financial contribution of Tiny Seedlings in conjunction with the efforts put forth by the Ballantrae Golf & Country Club Community.

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED SOILS MANAGEMENT

When one looks back upon each passing construction season they often reflect on the highs and the lows of the year’s past.

Given 2020 as the year of Covid-19, I have to start this note with a highlight of thank you’s. Being an essential service to a very active city with regards to construction, I am pleased to report and thankful to announce that United was not directly affected by this pandemic. For this I thank Bob McKenzie and our diligent staff in establishing some basic ground rules, being very strict about enforcing them and making sure all of those who worked on our site stayed healthy and employed, while employing provincial adherence regarding safety. Those thanks extend to our customers,who when receiving our Covid protocol agreed to enforce them and in a couple of cases added to the rules for added safety to everyone’s benefit.

Bob and the staff have done it once again, an accident-free season which in our industry is of paramount importance. To enter and exit over 160,000 times without bumping into one another is a feat in itself. I have to add that since 2007 when we began our work in Stouffville, there hasn’t been an accident where anyone’s safety has been jeopardized.

So, thank you to all of my United family, all of the hardworking truckers and contractors we see each day and to all of my employees.

We don’t operate in a bubble and we cannot successfully get through a season without help.

The following local people are very important to us and make our operation work. Todd Brothers Construction, Mitchell Electric, Schell Lumber and Sandy with her team at Barry Welding – thank you all.

All the people I’ve thanked contribute in their own way to the part of my business which I’m most proud of, Tiny Seedlings. It’s success to now is due to the patronage of our loyal customers who have continued to give back as much as possible to the families and services in our local neighbourhood, contributing towards enriching as many young ones as we can through education and entertainment.

Covid had us temporarily suspend events at our Open Air Arena,but we will be back. We have expanded our support for families as those young members with us since Tiny Seedlings’ inception have gotten older. These kids have ventured to new activities as they naturally change interests in their young lives, which has enabled us to expand on our current support for education and bursaries towards post-secondary education.

Shana Daniel and Darlene Shaw work tirelessly at making this all work and I can’t thank them enough for what they do. Tiny Seedlings has had over 1700 kiddos join in the fun.

Because of all the support from all of the above, I’m proud to say we fed over 1100 individuals this Christmas.

God bless all our families near and far as we look to 2021 and beyond.

Alec Cloke
President
United Soils Management Ltd.

Fire Prevention Week

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October 4 – 10th is Fire Prevention Week

We take fire safety seriously! With families spending more time at home together, awareness is key.

We’re happy to spread this message with our Fire Department friends across the towns of Stouffville and East Gwillimbury.

For more information, click the button below to visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Nature Day

Nature Day Passport and Activity Guide

East Gwillimbury and Lake Simcoe Region Authority Nature Day 2020!

We teamed up with our friends in East Gwillimbury and Lake Simcoe Region Authority to provide children in their annual Nature Day participation with backpacks. Each was filled with goodies to include TS Activity Booklets, instruction postcards for a fun activity where we teamed up with PlantSnap, an interactive free app kids can easily use to identify plants and flowers on their trail adventure, rocks for personalizing, branded water bottles, masks and more goodies from our friends at Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.
Download the Nature Day Passport and Activity Guide below:

Roughin’ it for a Reason

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Camp out in your backyard to support new nature centre at Scanlon Creek

Tiny Seedlings would like to take a moment to bring this great fund raising event to your attention.

Roughin’ it for a Reason is a fundraiser participants will camp out to raise awareness and funds for the new nature centre.

Roughin’ it for a Reason started last year when staff of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) camped out to raise money for the nature centre.

Due to Covid-19, this year the event will be virtual rather than at at Scanlon Creek, with participants camping out in their own backyards. The event will be hosted by Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine online while camping in his own backyard.

Anyone wishing to participate in Roughin’ it for a Reason can participate on their own or with a team. People are also able to donate online if they want to support the cause, but don’t want to camp.

Event Details

  • Date: September 24, 2020
  • Time: 6:00pm – the next morning!
  • What: Camping
  • Where: In your own backyard or balcony (or anywhere really!)
  • Why: To get back to nature and raise funds to build the new Nature Centre

Those wishing to register for Roughin’ it for a Reason or to donate can visit here.
For more information on the new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek visit www.scanloncreek.ca.

Sprouting Seeds Learn From Home Program

Explore the outdoors with us!

Join LSRCA’s outdoor education team as we head outside to investigate what plants and animals live in our yards and neighbourh​oods. Follow along and see if you can complete the challenge with your family.

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Tiny Seedlings are proud to be Ambassadors of these innovative programs and a major partner helping to build the premiere destination for Outdoor Education in our community – the new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek.

Please join us in supporting the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed today, click the button below to learn more about the new Nature Centre.

​​Sprouting Seeds Learn from Home

Neighbourhood Naturalists: