Thank you everyone, including our partners and volunteers plus hundreds who are planting your trees today!  You made this event a success!  Our tree orders maxed out by the April 18 and of day deadline, and close to 300 people went home with trees today!  In addition, we had members and volunteers cleaning up around the Meridian Community Centre for this year's Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup!  They joined many other community groups and individuals in helping keep our community clean.
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Original Story Posted March 20, 2024:
Rotary Club of Fonthill Celebrates Earth Day 2024 with April 20 Cleanup and Tree Planting

The Rotary Club of Fonthill is proud to enhance its 2023 Earth Day tradition by launching the Pelham Tree Planting Initiative!
This year, alongside our April 20 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup (GLWC), conducted in collaboration with the Town of Pelham and other community partners, the club will enrich Pelham's green canopy with 400 new trees, thanks to community partnerships and a Rotary grant.

"As part of our dedication to fostering a vibrant community and nurturing a sustainable environment, the Rotary Club of Fonthill has secured funding for these native trees: 300 earmarked for Pelham residents and the remaining to create a new 'Rotary Forest' adjacent to Pelham Cares, at the headwaters of Twelve Mile Creek,” noted Sharon Pfeifer, Rotary Club member and one of the lead coordinators of the initiative.

This tree giveaway will complement the Rotary District 7090 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup, now a collaborative effort spanning more than 16 Rotary Districts across the Great Lakes Watershed. Rotary clubs, alongside various community groups and individuals, join hands annually for the cleanup efforts. Originating in April 2020, the initiative was spearheaded by Fonthill Rotarian and former District Governor Frank Adamson.

"Similar to the GLWC, I believe this tree planting endeavour across the 16 Districts encompassing the Great Lakes Watershed will be warmly received and embraced,” stated Adamson. “I look forward to presenting this enterprise to clubs at our District Conference in April 2024 as another impactful Earth Day activity."

In the spring of 2023, the Rotary Club of Fonthill applied for a matching grant from Rotary District 7090 to procure 400 trees for Pelham. This grant, totaling $2,000 US, with a matching requirement by the Fonthill club, was successfully secured, paving the way for tree planting this year.

Both endeavours align closely with Rotary International's (RI) commitment to Protecting the Environment, a focal area adopted by RI on July 1st, 2022.

Order your tree here: Saturday April 20 Earth Day Activities  Note: Tree orders are now closed.  Thank you for your support! Instructions for pickup will be emailed to those who have ordered.  Please email any questions to info@rotarycluboffonthill.caDownload Pickup Instructions (pdf)
Rotary Club of Fonthill - Pelham Tree Planting Initiative
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Left to Right: John Langendoen, Sharon Pfeifer, Frank Adamson