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Canby Rotary Club members planted 90 trees in the riparian zone of Willow Creek recently

Rotarians from the Canby Rotary Club celebrated Earth Day this year by planting 90 trees in the riparian zone of Willow Creek. Protecting the natural environment is essential to the goals of Rotary's International President Ian H.S. Riseley whose theme is "Rotary: Making a Difference."

He asked Rotary clubs to plant at least one tree for each of the 1.3 million Rotarians in the world.

The riparian zone along the banks of Willow Creek was improved by the addition of 70 Ponderosa pine tree seedlings, 10 vine maple trees and 10 quaking aspen trees. These trees will shade the water flowing in Willow Creek, help to protect the banks of the creek from soil erosion, and add to the diversity of plants that provide habitat for wildlife, birds, and fish.

Donations of tree seedlings by IFA Nurseries, maple and aspen trees by J. Frank Schmidt and Sons Wholesale Nursery and planting supplies by Oregon Bag Company Northwest were an essential for the success of the tree planting project.

Frank Cutsforth checks out the freshly planted seedlings.

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