Oct 13, 2022
SHEPHERDSTOWN ROTARY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
FOR TREE-PLANTING PROJECT
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown is seeking volunteers from the community to help with a tree-planting project at Morgan's Grove Park the morning of Saturday, October 29.
The planting will take place from 10:00 a.m. to about 12 noon. The work will be easy because an auger will already have been used to dig the holes for the trees. Therefore, this is a fun and educational family event, and families with children are welcome. Tools will be provided, along with coffee and donuts.
The planting group will assemble at Morgan's Grove Park off Route 480. A total of 16 trees will be planted on the site.
The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club and represents a partnership between Rotary; the Shepherdstown Community Club, which owns Morgan's Grove Park; and the Cacapon Institute, a nonprofit watershed-protection organization headquartered in Morgan County. The Rotary Club has organized the event. The Cacapon Institute is donating the trees and providing technical advice.
The goal is to help beautify the Park, reduce storm-water runoff, and increase local public awareness about the importance of planting and protecting trees in urban and suburban environments.
This will be the fifth year in a row the event has been held. The accompanying photo shows the group that turned out for a previous year's tree-planting event, which included planting at Elmwood Cemetery.
Currently, there are no federal or West Virginia coronavirus guidelines calling for masks at outdoor events. However, those who prefer to wear masks should do so.
For more information contact Rotary Club member Lois Turco at LoisT247@comcast.net or 304-876-9141.