Gardens, trails and trees among the projects getting Green Leader grants

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There will soon be a storage shed and compost area at the site of the Rotary Club of Petrolia's Community Garden on Centre Street. The club received one of the four Green Leader grants from Waste Management and the Town of Petrolia.

Four Petrolia groups are getting money to help the environment this Earth Day.

The Town of Petrolia and Waste Management announced their recipients of the Green Leader awards.

École Hillcrest Parent council receives $5,000 to build five garden boxes, create a composting station in the school yard, and the necessary tools to tend and maintain the gardens. The school community also plans to develop a food waste program to help reduce the amount of food waste going into a landfill.

The Rotary Club of Petrolia receives $5,000 to build a storage shed for its community garden on Centre Street. The club is also going to provide composting at the site with the grant.

The Petrolia Heritage Advisory Committee will use a $2,500 grant to place native trees along the original roadway at the North Street Heritage Cemetery.

And the Margaret Stokes Chapter of the IODE will used $2,500 to enhance the natural area of Bridgeview Park with by adding a nature trail, signage and planting trees in the area. The trail would be dedicated to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It would include benches and a boardwalk when necessary.