Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth Day logo

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Second Annual Mother Earth Day 2023! 

Thank you to all sponsors and volunteers for an amazing day. Make sure to look out for us again in 2024!

 Event sponsor logos include PenFinancial - Enbridge - Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc - Walker - OPG

Tree Giveaway Results

During the Mother Earth Day event, the Environmental Action Committee was able to give away 500 trees to residents of Niagara Falls. Check out below where all of the trees are being planted.

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2023 Activities

  • Free ride your bicycle to the event and we'll take care of it!
  • Have your bicycle tuned up for free by the Heart Niagara team.
  • Free tree give-a-way for Niagara Falls residents (first 500). Species will include Paper Birch, Hackberry, Basswood, Eastern Hemlock, Black Cherry, Serviceberry & Silver Maple.
  • Volunteer tree planting event. 
  • Live demonstrations.
  • Children's crafts and fun including the Heartland Forest mobile train!
  • Environmental vendors including the Niagara Falls Horticultural Society's plant sale.
  • Pick-up some Mother's Day Flowers from Petrullo Marketplace.
  • SCVFA food & beverage concessions.
  • Niagara Region Water Wagon....bring you refillable bottle!.

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trees to give away

Visit us at the Mother Earth Day event between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to pick-up a complimentary free tree (until supplies last). Choices are one of seven different native tree species to choose from (common name/size est.):

  • Paper Birch (3 gal)
  • Hackberry (3 gal)
  • Basswood (100 cm)
  • Eastern Hemlock (1 gal)
  • Black Cherry (3 gal)
  • Serviceberry (2 gal)
  • Silver Maple (1 gal)

Criteria to acquire a free tree

  • Must show proof of City of Niagara Falls residency (photo ID or government documentation).
  • Limited to 1 tree per property.
  • Residents will be responsible for planting and caring for their free tree.
  • Tree must be planted within the City of Niagara Falls boundaries.

500 Trees were given away to Niagara Falls residents this year! Thank you to everyone who participated! For tips on how to care for your tree, please see the Native Plant Guide for details.


2 people tree planting

Starting at 11:00 am, The Environmental Action Committee will be planting 20 native trees along the top tier of Firemen's Park to commemorate the day.  All volunteer opportunities are currently closed.


people cleaning up a park

Volunteer opportunities are now closed.

For youth and students who are currently registered and participating at the event, prior to arriving on event day, please ensure to download our Youth Permission Volunteer Form and have it submitted before participation.

Students who volunteered for the event can have their Community Service Hour sheets signed by staff at the MacBain Community Centre (7150 Montrose Road) during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm) OR you can email Jeff Guarasci at [email protected].


people engaged in vending

Vendors will be operating from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


  • Amici Per La Vita Niagara Cycling Club - cycling retail
  • Arts Antiques & Collectibles - retail enviro art displays and collectibles
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters - retail pre-used clothing
  • Country Basket - garden centre info and landscape services
  • Glass by Deanna - retail enviro glass products
  • Marko Honey Bees - retail honey products
  • Mother's Day Flower Truck - Select flower arrangements.
  • Niagara Falls Horticultural Society - retail plant sale.
  • Norwex - retail sale of environmentally friendly products.
  • Petrullo Marketplace - Mother's Day flower sale
  • Environmental Action Committee - host organization providing free tree give-a-ways.
  • Sassafras Farms - retail trees and shrubs.
  • Shawana Family Drum - retail indigenous made products
  • Small Scale Farms - retail food products.
  • Tesla - Electric car products.
  • The HeartMind Coach - mental health services.
  • Urban Nature Store - retail sale of bird products.

Environmental Exhibitors

  • 8 Trees Inc - environmental educational materials
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation - wildlife educational material.
  • Heartland Forest - youth activities and environmental educational material.
  • Land Care Niagara - environmental educational material.
  • Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee - youth activities.
  • Niagara Falls Nature Club - environmental educational material.
  • Niagara Falls Public Library - seed bank
  • Niagara Peninsula Aspiring Geopark - show casing geocache activities.
  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority - environmental educational material.
  • Niagara Region Public Health - environmental educational material.
  • Niagara Region Waste Management - environmental educational material.
  • Niagara Wildlife at Risk - wildlife educational material.
  • Plant Based Treaty - educational eco items.
  • Project SHARE - show casing community garden activities.

Public Services

  • Amici Per La Vita Niagara Cycling Club - Free bicycle valet (secured)
  • Heart Niagara - Complimentary bicycle repair station
  • Niagara Region - Free water bottle refills
  • St. John Ambulance - Emergency response

Sponsor Exhibitors

  • Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
  • OPG
  • PenFinancial Credit Union
  • Walker
  • Enbridge


See schedule for each demonstration below

Start times and duration for each of the following demonstrations will be posted shortly.

Birds of Prey 

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy  will have large raptor birds conducting flying exhibitions.

  • 11am to 11:30am
  • 12:30pm to 1pm
  • 2:30pm to 3pm

All demos in front of the SCVFA Amphitheatre

Birds of Prey

Indigenous Performances 

Dance and drum circle.

  • 10am to 1030am
  • 3pm to 3:30pm

All demos in front of the SCVFA Amphitheatre

Indigenous dancing


Jerry Laan will be performing the martial art activity. Participation by the audience is welcome.

  • 12pm to 12:30pm

Demo in front of the SCVFA  Amphitheatre


F45 Fitness 

Conducting aerobic exercises. Participation by the audience is welcome.

  • 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Demo in front of the SCVFA Amphitheatre

F45 training

Bee Hives 

Rene Delaney from Small Scale Farms will be providing a demo on how bee hives work.

  • 11:30am to 12:00pm

Demo inside main tent area near entrance

Bee hive demonstration

The HeartMind Coach 

Performing mental health exercises. Participation by the audience is welcome.

  • 2pm to 2:30pm

Demo in front of SCVFA Amphitheatre


Window Sill Greens 

Demo conducted by Jerry Laan, who is a local Professional Landscaper

  • 1pm to 1:30pm

Demo inside main tent area near entrance

Window box garden

NPCA Native Plant Gardening 

Demo conducted by NPCA Staff. Audience participation is available.

  • 10:30am to 11:00am

Demo inside main tent area near entrance

native plants in pots


The Niagara Falls Public Library, Heartland Forest and Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee will be providing free youth activities throughout the day starting at 10 am. 

  • Heartland Forest Train Ride (starting at 12:00pm)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Story Walk
  • Craft & Wildlife Table
  • Prize Wheel
  • Face Painting
  • Recycling Game
  • Native Plant Give-A-Way