Posted by Steve Lettau on May 24, 2018

Thanks to our club members and friends who made this possible.

Saturday 19 May was a wild success! We really promoted this event and we generated 115 volunteers, put a total of 628 plants in the ground and mulched them all ... 450 native trees and 178 native shrubs. Besides Rotarians volunteers were from, Homestead HS Football, Baseball & Interact,(thanks to Matt Wolf) community volunteers, Boy Scouts and Ozaukee Land Trust.

The Rotarians who participated registered on Saturday are: Bob Blazich, Beth Bauer, Lucia Francis, Tim Hamilton, Mike Kim, Dave Kliber, Brian Monroe, Dan O'Connor, Connie Pukaite, Diana Raasch, Dave Schlageter, Alice Sedgwick, Cindy Shaffer, Elizabeth Suran, Jennifer Sutherland, Ryan Walsh, Bill Wandsnider, Matt Wolf, Sandy Custer, Stan Smith (TM Noon), Daniele Calasanzio (Amigos).

Tim, Mike, Dan, Dave, Elizabeth, Ryan and Bill made the day a family affair by bringing along significant others and children.

The City of Mequon has committed to plant an additional 5 or 6 balled & burlapped much larger trees sometime in the Fall. That's more than 10 times the challenge from our Rotary International President to plant a tree for each of our Rotary Club members. Hooray for the air quality of our community & globe!

Most of the planting was done before noon, and mulching was done by 1:30. Amazing! Please check out our MT Sunrise home page for some additional images.


Brian - D6270 Tree Planting Coordinator