Dignitaries Help Celebrate World Environment Day in Heidelberg

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Dignitaries Help Celebrate World Environment Day in Heidelberg
Stone, sand & gravel industry commemorates planting of over 500,000 trees in Ontario Heidelberg, 2006 - Ted Arnott, MPP Waterloo Wellington; Mayor Bill Strauss, Township of Woolwich, Mayor Ross Kelterborn, Township of Wellesley; and Gary Kieswetter, from the City of Waterloo, were some of the dignitaries involved in the sand, stone and gravel industry’s ceremonial tree planting ceremony held in Heidelberg on June 5, 2006 to commemorate World Environment Day. The event, organized by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), marked the planting of over 500,000 trees by the industry over the past 30 years. In his opening remarks, OSSGA Chairman of the Board, Greg Sweetnam, stated: “Our industry is proud to recognize World Environment Day as established by the United Nations Assembly. The stone, sand and gravel industry is committed to enhancing the environment by creating green spaces that benefit our communities in Ontario and to ensure a green future for next generations.” “It is an honour to be here today,” said Gary Kieswetter who brought greetings on behalf of the Mayor of Waterloo, “to show support to an industry that cares greatly about the environment.” Ted Arnott thanked the industry for its environmental initiatives. “The industry deserves credit for embracing rehabilitation (the way that you have) for the protection and preservation of the environment,” he said.

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“Our thanks to Steed and Evans and to the OSSGA for planting trees for the betterment of our grandchildren,” said Mayor Bill Strauss who brought greetings on behalf of Woolwich Township.” “Keep up the good work and know it is appreciated by the neighbours,” commented Ron Hackett, Councillor, Ward 1, who lives next to the Steed and Evans site. Attendees enjoyed a tour of the Steed and Evans property and a BBQ lunch after the tree planting ceremony. ## About the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is the non-profit industry association representing 92 producers of sand, gravel, and crushed stone in the province of Ontario, along with 147 suppliers of valuable aggregate industry products and services. The OSSGA exists to promote the wise management of Ontario’s aggregate resources in a manner which is conducive to conserving the natural and social environment while maintaining a healthy and competitive aggregate industry. PHOTO CAPTION: (l-r) Ted Arnott, MPP Waterloo Wellington, Gary Kieswetter, City of Waterloo, Malcolm Matheson, President, Steed and Evans Limited, Greg Sweetnam, Chairman, OSSGA Board of Directors, Mayor Bill Strauss, Township of Woolwich, and Mayor Ross Kelterborn, Township of Wellesley assist in planting a sugar maple at a tree planting ceremony held at the Steed and Evans’ operation in Heidelberg on June 5, 2006 in celebration of World Environment Day. CONTACTS: For further information: Peter White, Environment and Resources Manager Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (905) 507-0711 ext. 3 pwhite@ontariossga.com www.ontariossga.com For photographs: Pam Seran-Rodé, Communications Specialist Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (905) 507-0711 ext. 4 pseranrode@ontariossga.com www.ontariossga.com

Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association , 365 Brunel Road, Unit 2, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1Z5 www.ontariossga.com