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Posted on: May 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Planting Trees, Growing Communities

Planting Trees

Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting in Coldwater


ReLeaf MichRiLeafMichiganigan, a non-profit tree organization, is partnering with the City of Coldwater, St. Joseph River Basin Commission, the Indiana DNR, Davey Resource Group, and the MDNR – Urban and Community Forestry Program to plant 50 trees on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, around Coldwater High School and along East Washington and Sprague Streets.  Trees provide many benefits to communities, such as shade, improving the economic vitality of commercial districts, absorbing stormwater, and reducing carbon in our atmosphere.

Funding for the program is provided through a US Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant awarded to ReLeaf Michigan to support and expand local capacity to manage community forests and trees.   Tree locations were determined based on the results of a tree canopy assessment, which identified areas where trees would have the most environmental, economic, and aesthetic impact.

Volunteers are asked to sign up as a ‘family or a ‘team’ of 3 or 4 people who have been socially distancing together.  Masks are required.  Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a shovel and work gloves if they have them. The group will meet in the Green Street parking lot of Coldwater High School, 275 Fremont Street. at 9:45 a.m. to sign in and enjoy refreshments. Volunteers will then watch a planting demonstration from ReLeaf Michigan’s tree experts.  

Event occurs rain or shine. No planting experience is necessary, and families are encouraged. Join us for the morning and leave an environmental legacy that will add to the beauty and health of your community for generations. We hope to see you there!

Special thanks to city officials for their much-appreciated collaboration to enhance this wonderful community.

Where:  Green Street Parking Lot, Coldwater High School, 275 Fremont St., Coldwater, MI 49036

When:  Wednesday, May 12th from 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sponsors: ReLeaf Michigan (www.ReLeafMichigan.org) | City of Coldwater | St. Joseph River Basin Commission | US Forest Service | Davey Resource Group | Indiana DNR | MDNR - Urban and Community Forest Program

Cost:  This event is free!  RSVPs are requested. RSVP:www.ReLeafMichigan.org/rsvp

Questions: Call Todd Mistor at 517-279-6936 or Email: tmistor@coldwater.org

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