The 1st Rotary Tree Planting Challenge was a success! The 3 Rochester Rotary Clubs in partnership with RNeighbors and the Forestry Department helped to plant over 300 trees. 

A possible plan is to continue planting trees at Bear Creek Park. Wouldn't that be fun! Watch for updates. 

Rotary Tree Planting Challenge Was A Huge Success

The Rotary Tree Planting Challenge : April 28 planting was great. MAY 14 IS THE NEW DATE  to plant trees at Bear Creek Shelter.  The Tree Planting Challenge is a joint service project of our three Rotary clubs.  Our goal is to plant 300+ trees; one for each Rotarian. To accomplish this goal, we partnered with RNeighbors, in cooperation with the City Forester and citizen foresters. 
Two Tree Planting Events.  
Rochester City Forester
Date: Monday, NEW DATE is May 14 - Mark Your Calendars
Location: Bear Creek Park
Goal:  300 whips (small unbranched tree)
Logistics: Park and meet at Bear Creek Park Pavilion right off Marion Rd.. 

RNeighborWoods Community Tree Planting - was a wonderful success! 129 trees were planted. 
Date:  Saturday, April 28, 8:30 am
Location:  Neighborhood: Apple Ridge Blvd SW between Haralson Ln and Regent Ln SW
Goal:  200 trees
Logistics:  Parking was on the streets in this very dense neighborhood. Park on Beacon Street and carpool if possible. Registration tables was set up in staging area (Apple Ridge Bvld). Closed streets include Regent to Haralson.
Rotarian Support for Tree Planting Challenge

You can help by supporting the Rotary Tree Planting Challenge in one or both of the following ways:
Volunteers are needed to dig holes and plant trees. Sign-up by adding your name to the sign up sheet on the website. Bring your family , a friend, or how about a prospective Rotary member?  What a great way to show someone what is Rotary.
As a major sponsor, the Rotary Clubs of Rochester committed to raising $1,000 to cover a large share of the trees. Consider contributing $25 or whatever you can to this worthy cause. The Rotary Club of Rochester Foundation will be the repository for the charitable donations. Please make your donation payable to the Rotary Club of Rochester Foundation and send to TRCR at P.O. Box 7566, Rochester, MN 55903-7566. 
Please submit your donations by May 14th.