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Toyota Canada

Over the last four years, Toyota Canada has contributed $75,000 towards the planting of more than 100,000 native trees and wildflowers by FRW within the Rouge Park. 

Beare Landfill north garden
during Toyota Planting in
May, 2001.

Ken Tomikawa presents cheque
to FRW President Kevin O'Connor.
MP Derek Lee is in the background. 

Beare Landfill north garden
in bloom in July, 2003.

Each year, Toyota Canada staff and their families help to plant trees and wildflowers at a fun family event which includes a delicious picnic lunch provided by Toyota Canada and a nature walk provided by FRW. 

By bringing staff and their families together to help with community conservation projects, Toyota Canada builds team spirit and highlights its commitment to its staff, its community and the environment.

Toyota Canada has also generously provided FRW with the free use of a superb T100 Toyota Truck. FRW uses this Toyota truck to transport thousands of trees, wildflowers, shovels and buckets of water and mulch to many muddy Rouge Park restoration sites. The Toyota Truck has increased the efficiency and productivity of FRW's planting and restoration work.

Toyota staff have also brought the Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle to FRW events involving hundreds of volunteers. The Prius integrates electric and gas motors to achieve outstanding fuel efficiency and ultra low emissions.

Friends of the Rouge Watershed is proud to have Toyota Canada as one of our sponsors. The production of the Toyota Prius is an important step towards the creation of alternative energy vehicles with ultra-low emissions.

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