Former RI President Ian S. Riseley challenged Rotary clubs across the globe to plant a tree for every member of their club in our local communities. Minneaplis Club #9 and Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary joined forces to support the efforts of non-profit Mississippi Park Connection and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the National Park in the heart of the Twin Cities.

Please join us on Oct. 26 from 9:00-12:00p.m. as we move the trees housed in the tree nursery located in Coldwater Spring all summer into their permanent homes in the national park. The nursery (also known as a gravel bed) housed 250 bare root trees for the entire summer to receive the critical care needed to ensure their success once transferred to the ground in the park.

Please contact Jodi Massey with City of Lakes or Jim Hancock with #9 to RSVP or to get more info.

About Plant for the Future
Emerald Ash Borer is making its way across Minnesota and the highly-visible loss of ash trees is impacting our communities beyond our city streets. Major changes to the Mississippi River's landscape are on the horizon. The 72-mile Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the national park in the heart of the Twin Cities, will lose more than 20% of its canopy within the next ten years, forever changing the landscape, river quality, natural areas and wildlife we love. Plant for the Future, a program of Mississippi Park Connection, is a proactive plan to improve this outlook through a $1M campaign including educational programming, plantings, special events, volunteer and fundraising opportunities, and more.