When over two dozen Rotarians planted a mixture of 100 Maple and River Birch trees recently at Stroud Preserve, they accomplished two goals. The 100 trees celebrated last year’s 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of West Chester, and it supported the mission of the Environment Committee of Rotary District 7450.  “Despite the wet weather, Rotarians showed up to participate in the long-awaited anniversary celebration project, and support the district’s new environment committee,” explained Steve Brown, club president.
Under the leadership of Mac Neilon, and with the help of family members, which included several children, Rotarians planted the 100 trees in record time, digging holes, planting the saplings, then staking and tubing the young trees. “A special bonus was receiving a $415 grant from the district towards purchase of the trees from the Octorara Native Plant Nursery,” said Michelle Venema, one of the presidents who served during the West Chester club’s anniversary year. “I was a fun day!” she added.
Our thanks to Steve Bayles for catching these great photos of another fun project! He also did the photos at Stroud when we planted trees in 2018!