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Rain Doesn’t Stop Shadetree Volunteers

Group shotThreats of rain, and later, a storm, didn’t dampen the spirit of 95 volunteers who turned out to plant, prune and weed the stock at the Shadetree Partnership nursery on December 7.

“We had a great day with intermittent sprinkles and then at 10:30, a nice rain,” said Shadetree coordinator Leslie Bonkowski.

Ninety-Five hardy volunteers rolled up their sleeves to do whatever work was assigned to them. The groups were from University High School, three chapters of the National Charity League, Woodbridge High School’s Eco-Warriors, San Clemente Tree Foundation, Irvine Youth Action Team, the Pacific Academy, Omega Chi Epsilon and various Scout troops.

In addition, an Adopt-a-Row plaque was unveiled. The volunteers replanted 661 trees, shrubs and groundcover into larger containers in the greenhouses. They also added identification tags to the stock and raked leaves from the rows of trees.

Shadetree Partnership holds monthly events at its nursery, located on the UC Irvine campus. The next event is scheduled for January 11. Anyone needing volunteer or service hours is always welcome. Each volunteer receives a Certificate of Participation.

More information is available at the IRWD website.

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