Free trees to be distributed during April 28 Great American Cleanup
Free oak trees, courtesy of Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters/Million Trees Project and the Rock River Trail Initiative, will be distributed during the local Great American Cleanup effort April 28.
“We are glad to be involved with Frank Schier of the Rock River Trail Initiative and Living Lands and Waters/Million Trees Project’s Chad Pregracke in the distribution of free trees this year during the Great American Cleanup,” said Lori Gummow, executive director of Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB), which is coordinating the cleanup. “With partnerships like this, we can establish roots that will flourish and benefit our community for years to come.”
Oak tree varieties, 2 to 4 feet long (with planting instructions), will be distributed to any area residents at the following Great American Cleanup supply locations:
• Rockton Village Green Park, 149 E. Chapel St., Rockton;
• Roscoe Public Works Building, 5402 Swanson Road, Roscoe;
• South Beloit Fire Station, 149 Gardner St., South Beloit; and
• New Milford Village Hall, 6771 11th St., New Milford.
Free trees will also be distributed at the Rockford Park District Trolley Station, 324 N. Madison St., Rockford.
“It’s good to see individuals take responsibility for improving their community,” said Gummow. “With the Living Lands and Waters/Million Trees Project’s donation of 450 trees to the Rock River Trail Initiative, Rock River area residents can take an active role in restoring and beautifying their natural environment.”
Individuals and groups have until Friday, April 20, to register for the Saturday, April 28, Great American Cleanup. To register, call (815) 637-1343 or visit www.knib.org for a registration form.
Volunteers will pick up supplies between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28; cleanup is conducted from 9 a.m. until noon.
Editor’s note: Frank Schier is also editor and publisher of The Rock River Times.
From the April 18-24, 2012, issue
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