Annual tree planting brightens local park
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Volunteers and city staff joined members of the Watertown Noon Rotary in braving the wet weather to help make their community a bit more beautiful Saturday.
About 50 trees were planted in the Factory Square Park along the Black River in Watertown. It's been an annual event for the Rotary since the mid 1970s. Since the project began, more than 2,000 trees have been planted.
Some young volunteers said they're happy to be helping and celebrating Earth Day.
Volunteer, Susan Carambot said, “We all live here, and we might as well make it beautiful and we're already cutting down a lot of trees, so we might as well plant some."
The trees were purchased with the help of grants and donations from the city, New York State DEC, the Watertown Rotary, along with money from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.