Posted by Denise White on Mar 02, 2018
Mission challenge:  RI President Ian Riseley challenged each Rotarian in each district WORLDWIDE to plant one tree for each member during this Rotary year. For the Georgetown Rotary, that challenge would be at least 127 trees. 
 
As expected, our club rose to the challenge and well exceeded expectations – in fact, we have nearly doubled that so far!  With help from the Sunrise Club, Rotaract, Interact and American Heritage Girls the Georgetown Rotary club has thus far been able to plant trees at Berry Springs Park and Preserve, Southwestern University, 3 Williamson County schools and various businesses and homes throughout the county. 
 
As of February 20th our club has planted or pledged to plant over 240 trees with a value of over $6,000 (tree average price of $26.00 for 4-8 foot trees)!  Our first group planting was completed on the 10th at Berry Springs Park and Preserve. Over 36 volunteers of all ages withstood the near freezing temperatures to plant 27 trees in conjunction with the Preserves conservation development plan.  
 
We will have more group plantings to be announced and would encourage anyone interested in participating to contact our Arbor Day Coordinator, Denise White to be placed on our volunteer list.
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