On April 20, 21 and 22, in celebration of Earth Day 2023, 274 volunteers assembled at Geauga Park District’s new Veterans Legacy Woods to plant 350 trees with the incredible help of 16 incredible sponsors and three in-kind sponsors. If you were one of these supporters, we are still so appreciative, and thanks again!
The Park District’s next goal is engage the community in planting 300 more trees October 12 and 13, then the last 340 trees toward its 1,000-tree goal in celebration of Earth Day 2024. As we restore this former golf course to a more natural state (“reforest the fairways”), will you partner with us?
There are multiple ways to get involved (by October 1, please), with additional details posted at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/activity/special-events-art-shows.
Back the mission with funding. Sponsorship packages offer a variety of opportunities to promote your business or organization while we work together to help our environment. Send support by credit card or check.
Team up to help plant and protect. Volunteer packages offer recognition and take-home gifts for groups who plant trees on Thursday, October 12, or Friday, October 13. Volunteers will work together to plant young trees and build fencing for their protection. Create a team of friends, family or coworkers – or, if you work in human resources or own a small business, consider engaging your employees in a wellness day they won’t soon forget!
“Forests play a critical role in fully functional ecosystems and coldwater streams,” Geauga Park District Executive Director John Oros said. “Trees that we plant together today will form a majestic forest tomorrow, providing shade for some of our most special natural places and their wild inhabitants.
“Tandem to this project, we are also thrilled to soon be kicking off a separate project at this park to create/restore 1,700 feet of coldwater streams and 1,180 feet of warmwater streams. Coldwater ecosystems are quite special; they’re home to the native brook trout, an endangered species in Ohio, and we are honored to steward many of the last remaining coldwater habitats in the state.”
We look forward to partnering with you on this exciting 1,000 Trees initiative! Thank you!
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