“Trees Please Pledge” & 2022 Election Toolkit

During Winnipeg’s 2022 civic election season, the Trees Please Winnipeg Coalition wants to see as many mayoral and council candidates to sign on to the “Trees Please Pledge”!

What is The Trees Please Pledge?

Candidates are being urged to commit to the following actions that are urgently needed to protect and grow the urban canopy:
1. Plant: For every 1 public tree lost, the city should be replanting at least 2 new trees, and watering those trees adequately so they survive & thrive
2. Maintain: Fund a 7-year pruning cycle (the industry standard)
3. Protect: Require that tree protection best practices be incorporated into all construction projects to prevent damage and loss of trees

Who’s on Board?

Mayoral CandidatesStatus
Shaun LoneyTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Christopher ClacioTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Glen MurrayTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Rick ShoneTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Kevin KleinTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Scott GillinghamTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Rana BokhariTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Jenny MotkalukTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Idris Ademuyiwa AdelakunTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Don WoodstockTook the Trees Please Pledge!
Robert Falcon-OueletteTook the Trees Please Pledge!

Council Candidates who have taken the Trees Please Pledge

Evan Duncan
Hal Anderson

Daniel McIntyre
Cindy Gilroy
Omar Kinnarath
Sal Infantino

Elmwood-East Kildonan
Ryan Kochie
Jason Schreyer

Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry
Sherri Rollins

Ross Eadie
Aaron McDowell
Steve Snyder
Natalie Smith
Ed Radchenka

Point Douglas
Moe El Tassi
Vivian Santos
Joe Pereira

River Heights-Fort Garry
John Orlikow
Brant Field

St. Boniface
Matt Allard
Nicholas Douklias

St. James
Daevid Ramey
Kelly Ryback
Eddie Ayoub

St. Norbert-Seine River
Markus Chambers

St. Vital
Brian Mayes
Derrick Dujlovic

Steve Lipischak
Russ Wyatt

Waverley West
Janice Lukes
Pascal Scott

How You Can Help

We encourage everyone who cares about the urban forest to contact candidates running in your ward to tell them this is a priority for you, and ask them to commit to the Trees Please Pledge.

We have some tools to help you do that!

Questions? Get in touch at treespleasecoalition [at] gmail.com.

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