Geauga Park District is planting 1,000 beneficial native trees and shrubs at Veterans Legacy Woods between Earth Days 2023 and 2024!
Video: 1,000 Trees Initiative – Spring 2023
COUNTDOWN TO EARTH DAY 2024
On April 20, 21 and 22, in celebration of Earth Day 2023, 274 volunteers assembled at Veterans Legacy Woods to plant 350 trees (spring planting photos). Then on October 12 and 13, another 64 volunteers headed back into the park’s former fairways (fall planting photos). Shout-out to each and every one of these volunteers, our NRM staff, 18 financial sponsors and three in-kind sponsors who made it all possible! We are proud to announce that our 2023 branch of this initiative yielded 660 new plantings in this park.
To restore this former golf course to a more natural state (“reforesting the fairways”), our goal is to engage the community in putting 1,000 trees in the ground —and at this point, only 340 trees more will do the job! Would YOU like to celebrate Earth Day 2024 with us planting trees, raising protective fencing, or funding part of the project? Please scroll down to learn more.
HOW TO HELP: TEAM UP TO PLANT & PROTECT
Volunteer packages offer recognition and take-home gifts for groups or assembled teams who help plant trees on dates to be determined this coming spring. Recommended group sizes this fall are five, 10 or 20 people. Volunteers work together to plant young trees, fuel them for success by cultivating less impacted soil from nearby woods, and build fencing to protect them from White-tailed Deer.
Volunteer Application – COMING SOON!
HOW TO HELP: BACK THE MISSION WITH FUNDING
Sponsorship packages offer a variety of opportunities to promote your business or organization while we all work together to help our environment. Levels of support afford us between 11 and 133 new trees for this park!
Sponsorship Application – COMING SOON!
Links to Contribute Online: $250 • $500 • $1,500 • $3,000 – COMING SOON!
Special thanks to the following volunteers as well as our major and new 1,000 Trees sponsors!
FALL VOLUNTEERS (groups of 5+)
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School (environmental science students and Conservation Club members), Philips, Solid Rock on Which We Stand, Nestle, Geauga Park District volunteers and the Murzynski family
RED OAK ($3,000) LEVEL
Also, Sage’s Apples donated 100 apples and Sunrise Springs donated water for all our 2023 planting dates. We appreciate these reliable partnerships immensely.