Adopt-A-Stream Crossing Tree Planting Program

In partnership with The Regional Municipality of York, the Adopt-a-Stream-Crossing program gives school and community groups the opportunity to help restore forest cover and habitat in-and-around streams near Regional roads. Adopt-a-Stream Crossing program volunteer hours count toward the Ministry of Education's required secondary school community service hours in Ontario. Activities include:

  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Litter pickup
  • A classroom visit upon request

We will supply:

  • Planting and restoration instruction and guidance
  • Trees and shrubs for planting
  • Safety vests, gloves and shovels
  • On-site safety instructions for working around busy roads, water and uneven ground


This program is provided at no cost. If a bus is required for schools, registered charities or non-profit organizations, the program coordinator will organize transportation for your group.


Events take place between: April and June (spring planting season); September and November (fall planting season). To register or learn more about the program, please fill out an application form or visit the York Region website for more information. You will be contacted by the program coordinator.

Please note that registration for this summer 2019 planting season is full. However, feel free to e-mail us ( to express future interest and the program coordinator will get in touch with you.