Earth Day! Plant a Tree!

RI President, Ian Riseley challenged every Rotary Club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July, 2018 and Earth Day on 22 April 2018.  That’s 1.2 million trees worldwide and over 3,500 NW Ohio!  Our Club’s tree planting service project will do double-duty by contributing to clean water through restoring wetlands and involve Rotarians, students, friends and family for a fun day and an opportunity for ‘service above self’!

You are invited to join in this water conservation effort tree planting at the Forrest Woods Nature Preserve near Cecil, Ohio, just west of Defiance.  This site is regarded as one of the finest remnants of the Great Black Swamp and is truly a treasure. Its position along the Maumee River means that work preserving and restoring it will contribute to making the Maumee healthy again!

Date:  Saturday, April 21st at 10 a.m.

Contact:  Melanie Satterfield @ 440-420-6867

  • Meet at the Preserve at 10 a.m.—Dress for the weather and working conditions—please bring your own shovel (they have extras too)
  • Don’t forget a water bottle
  • Parking is limited so please carpool—parking is also available at Bethel United Methodist Church-8019 Road 192, Cecil, OH 45821
  • Families welcome!

Our goal is to plant 1,000 trees, all planted by Rotarians from throughout the district, our St. Francis Interact students, friends and family—this will greatly expand the buffer along the Maumee.

The St. Francis Interact Club will join our Club members in this tree planting service project that will surely be a day of fun fellowship, with an impactful effort that ensures the continued health of our waterways and clean water for future generations!

Located just west of Defiance, an easy drive on US 24 or you can hop on the Ohio Turnpike for a highway drive.

If you plan to go, please call Melanie Satterfield with Black Swamp at 440-420-6867.