On Oct. 31, members of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island traveled to Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to help restore a partially burned area of the forest, motivated by the opportunity to protect the climate and the global life-support system. Within a few hours, 12 Rotarians and their friends planted 500 Douglas Fir seedlings where fires had done damage. The club purchased the seedlings in the spring of 2019. The seedlings wintered in the yard of Sam Sullivan, a Mercer Island resident and past president of the club, as well in Yogi and Eva Agrawal’s yard on Mercer Island. In 2019, Rotary members planted 500 seedlings along Goat Creek in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This is a continuation of that project. Rotary will hold a virtual presentation at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 24 featuring speaker Isaias Braga, captain of the Salvation Army Renton Corps. The meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4096976967. Photo courtesy of Terry Lee

On Oct. 31, members of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island traveled to Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to help restore a partially burned area of the forest, motivated by the opportunity to protect the climate and the global life-support system. Within a few hours, 12 Rotarians and their friends planted 500 Douglas Fir seedlings where fires had done damage. The club purchased the seedlings in the spring of 2019. The seedlings wintered in the yard of Sam Sullivan, a Mercer Island resident and past president of the club, as well in Yogi and Eva Agrawal’s yard on Mercer Island. In 2019, Rotary members planted 500 seedlings along Goat Creek in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This is a continuation of that project. Rotary will hold a virtual presentation at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 24 featuring speaker Isaias Braga, captain of the Salvation Army Renton Corps. The meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4096976967. Photo courtesy of Terry Lee

Rotary plants trees in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

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On Oct. 31, members of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island traveled to Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to help restore a partially burned area of the forest, motivated by the opportunity to protect the climate and the global life-support system. Within a few hours, 12 Rotarians and their friends planted 500 Douglas Fir seedlings where fires had done damage. The club purchased the seedlings in the spring of 2019. The seedlings wintered in the yard of Sam Sullivan, a Mercer Island resident and past president of the club, as well in Yogi and Eva Agrawal’s yard on Mercer Island. In 2019, Rotary members planted 500 seedlings along Goat Creek in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This is a continuation of that project. Rotary will hold a virtual presentation at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 24 featuring speaker Isaias Braga, captain of the Salvation Army Renton Corps. The meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4096976967. Photo courtesy of Terry Lee


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