Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wasaga Beach Lions Green Team Plant Trees

The Wasaga Beach Lions Club recently took part in a Lions Green Team initiative to help the environment by providing $1,000 for the 2nd Wasaga Beach Scouts to plant 850 trees in the Lamont Creek area.  This project has given our club an opportunity to improve the environment while working in conjunction with the youth.   Paul Yarmola, president of the Wasaga Beach  Lions Club,says “This Lions Green Team project improved the environment and our community at the same time. It exemplifies our ongoing commitment to provide a healthier
and safer place to live, work and play. An important part of Lions Club Internationals extension of service this year will be caring for our environment. Our International President Tams goal this year is to plant a million trees around the world.  It’s no secret that trees help the environment, but you may be surprised by all the benefits that planting a tree can provide. Trees are like the lungs of the planet.
They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.
They also reduce erosion to save soil, help preserve local water sources, and provide habitat for wildlife living under more and more stress.
Simply put, planting trees in your neighborhood really is one of the best things you can do for the local environment. As of this month, Lions around the world have planted over 9,300,000 trees!
If you would like to help us raise funds for next years project and you have a business that helps make less impact on our environment or improve our health including healty recreation activities, please join us in this years Think Smart Show on Oct 20th &21st.  Go to our website for more information.
 Lions thank everyone who contributed to and supported this important effort by being a vendor or attending last years Think Smart Show.  You are truly helping Lions make a difference.”
The Wasaga Beach Lions Club meets on 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 pm in the Lions Den at the RecPlex.
Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to become involved with the Wasaga Beach Lions Club, please contact us at (705) 429-3331 or or go to our website for more information-

Our club is looking forward to celebrating our 50 years of serving our community next year.  If you were a member of our club in the past, please e-mail us at so that we can keep you up to date on the celebration. 

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