Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Community Service Opportunity

There are two upcoming opportunities to get involved with Des Moines tree projects. Trees Forever will be partnering with City Arborist Skip Moore and Lower Beaver Neighborhood leader Brian Millard to plant about 45 street trees in that neighborhood on Thursday, May 29 at 5:30 pm. The planting will be along Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway north of Euclid from Clarkson to Madison; bring a shovel and gloves if you have them. Meet at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Clarkson. If you have any questions please contact me or Brian Millard at Bmillarddsm@aol.com.

Secondly, Trees Forever will be working with the city’s Public Works Department, Park and Rec. department, and DNR Urban Forester Randy Cook to conduct a sample street tree inventory this summer. Three evenings of training will be held on June 16, 17, and 18. Please see the attached invitation for more information. No experience is needed, just a desire to learn about and improve Des Moines’ urban forest. Any questions can be directed to me. We would love to have you participate in both or either event. Please feel free to forward this notice to other interested groups or residents in your neighborhood. Thanks and have a good holiday weekend.

Meredith Borchardt
Program Manager and Field Coordinator
Trees Forever
319-278-1131 phone and fax

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