Not unlike other places in the state and country, our area has been devastated by the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer. In collaboration with ROOTS (Restoration of our Trees Sheboygan) and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Sheboygan Rotary and Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary received Rotary District 6270 matching grants for the replacement of the diseased trees in six City of Sheboygan parks.
On October 3, 2020, approximately thirty Rotarians and District representatives joined forces for a recognition ceremony and the planting of twenty-seven trees in Area 5 of Evergreen Park. Led by City Forester Tim Bull, City of Sheboygan Public Works employees prepared the sites for the trees and distributed all materials needed for planting.
It was a great collaborative effort of both clubs, our district, and the City of Sheboygan. Tree replacement in this park is particularly meaningful since our annual Making Spirits Bright lights display is held there during the holidays. Hats off to all who participated.
Restoration Of Our Trees Sheboygan (ROOTS):
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP):
Sheboygan Rotary Club:
Sheboygan Department of Public Works: