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Rotary tree planting project continues today

By Staff | Jun 4, 2011

Volunteers are being sought to help the Rotary Club plant long leaf pine trees today at 9 a.m. on the North West corner of Veterans Parkway and Chiquita Boulevard.
Russ Ringland, a Rotary Club member since 1998, said they will plant 1,000 native trees today. He said once the trees grow they will eventually become a good habitat for bald eagles.
This is the sixth year the Rotary Club has planted trees along Veterans Parkway.
Once the trees are planted on Saturday, volunteers will have added more than 6,000 trees to the parkway.
Those who wish to volunteer have to sign a release before they begin planting trees. The volunteers are asked to wear sunscreen, hat, old shoes or boots and garden gloves on Saturday.
“I think we may have 100 people come out on Saturday,” Ringland said.
Another volunteer opportunity for planting trees will take place at 9 a.m. on June 11 at the same location.
The Rotary Club hopes to plant 20,000 trees by 2020 through Urban Forestry.