Rotary Gets Down and Dirty to Plant Trees

On Saturday, October. 28, 2017, Rotary members will be shoveling dirt as they plant 15 to 20 oaks, poplars, redwoods and evergreens at the Rotary Club of Cincinnati’s Camp Allyn in Batavia, which serves children and adults with disabilities.

The tree planting project is part of a challenge by the president of Rotary International  to all Rotary Clubs to plant a tree for every one of the 1.2 million Rotary members around the world.

This tree planting is an effort of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, funded by the Rotarians and a grant from the Rotary District 6670, to purchase and plant trees creating a Rotary Walk and adding native species trees to the Camp Allyn program areas.

 Trees to be planted are 10 feet  to 14 feet tall. Holes have been dug and on Saturday, October 28th, the trees will be moved with a tractor and Rotarians will position, plant, fill holes, stamp ground firm and water.

 The tree project will enhance the program areas at Camp Allyn, which houses day and overnight programs for more than 400 Greater Cincinnati children and adults with disabilities annually. Camp Allyn programming is provided by Stepping Stones, Inc., a United Way partner agency.

Rotarians at the Saturday event will also be helping young people with disabilities create their costumes for a Halloween party later Saturday night at Camp Allyn.  If you’d like to volunteer for this project or learn more about the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, contact the Rotary office at 513.421.1080 or [email protected].