Tree Planting at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve: 1,000 Trees Planted!

On Saturday, April 21, Toledo Rotarians, along with 7 other Clubs from District 6600, planted 1,000 trees at Forrest Woods Preserve. This project has been in the planning for several months together with the Black Swamp Conservancy at their Forrest Woods Preserve, just west of Defiance, Ohio. St. Francis de Sales Interact Club also contributed to the effort, both financially and by volunteering to help plant the trees! The Toledo Rotary Club Foundation contributed a grant of $7,500 towards this project, as well. Volunteers that day were treated to nature walks through the remnants of the Great Black Swamp and through an area where reforestation has already begun. The Forrest Woods Preserve is one of the finest remnants of the Great Black Swamp; home to more than 30 rare and endangered species of plants and animals. With their hard work, 1,000 trees were planted that day! These trees will grow and create a new forest area, helping to make the Maumee River healthy again for everyone who lives in the region. Thank you for your Service Above Self!

Watch the video below to see all the great effort these Rotarians and Interact students put forth!