Help Plant Trees, Help Mother Earth
Volunteers are needed to help the earth and plant trees at Sandy Beach County Park on Saturday, April 22, from 9am to 1pm
Global Youth Service Day is a National Day of Service that the Volunteer Resource Center is recognizing through a service event in partnership with the Newaygo County Parks Department.
This effort is made possible through...
...funding from the Fremont Area Community Foundation and the Michigan Community Service Commission.
Tools will be provided and will continue to be available for other workdays at the parks and adjoining trails. The trees were funded in part from a DNR and US Forest Service Urban Forestry Grant.
“I’m excited that we were able to collaborate with so many different groups to improve the environment,” said Nick Smith, Newaygo County Parks & Recreation Director. “Trees are an important piece of the landscape and are vital to protect the Muskegon River. The more trees we have, the better for the environment.”
In addition, Consumers Energy Hydro Operations Forester Raymond Gurley will demonstrate how to plant a tree correctly for maximum survival and discuss the importance of trees and how they positively affect the environment.
This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to come out and do their part to help preserve the environment.
To volunteer for the event, please call Newaygo County Parks at 231-689-7340 or volunteer online through the Newaygo County Parks Facebook Page or the Volunteer Resource Center’s website at http://www.newaygovolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=251418.