Rotarians rise to the challenge

Members of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise-Courtenay, and some special guests, engaged in a ceremonial tree planting of two garry oaks Friday near the Rotary Skypark playground at the air park.

Their efforts are part of Rotary’s goal to plant 1.2 million trees, worldwide, by Earth Day on April 22.

“All the ones we’re planting are indigenous trees to the Island,” Strathcona Sunrise president Richard Clarke said. “We’ve been challenged, for every Rotarian in the world, to plant a tree this year. We have some over-achievers so we’ll probably end up planting a couple of million of trees. That’s all part of the sustainable legacy for the future.”

Rotary International vice-president Dean Rohrs and her husband Rhino, and Rotary District 5020 governor Tom Carroll and his wife Laurie, of Tacoma, assisted in Friday’s tree planting.

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