Community invited to tree planting event on June 6

Tree Trust, a Minnesota-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is inviting community members to participate in a tree planting event at Columbia Park in White Bear Township on Thursday, June 6, from 5-7 p.m. Tree Trust has requested that those interested in attending sign up here.

The mission of Tree Trust is to improve the community environment by investing in people through integrated JobPrep programs, community forestry and environmental education programs. This tree planting is part of a supplemental environmental project agreed to between Water Gremlin and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Water Gremlin, in collaboration with Tree Trust, will plant and maintain a total of 1,500 trees in White Bear Township, White Bear Lake and Gem Lake. These trees will be planted during three growing cycles beginning this year. After the Columbia Park tree planting event, the next phase includes planting trees on Water Gremlin’s property in June to create added visual screening for neighbors, as prescribed in the stipulation agreement with the MPCA. We will continue to provide updates on additional tree planting events as they are scheduled