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Posted on: October 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Volunteers needed to plant trees along Utica & 17 Mile Road

The City of Sterling Heights is partnering with ReLeaf Michigan to plant 15 trees on Saturday, November 5th along 17 Mile Road and Utica in Sterling Heights.


Organizers are looking for volunteers to help out on Saturday morning. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a shovel and other appropriate tools. This is a family friendly event, and is free to any members of the public wishing to volunteer. The group will meet at the corner of 17 Mile Road and Utica at 8:45 a.m. to sign in and enjoy light refreshments. Parking is available on Whitfield (just south of 17 Mile, West off of Utica) or on Alcoy (west of Utica, south off of 17 Mile Road). ReLeaf Michigan will demonstrate how to properly plant a tree at 9:00 a.m. The group will split up from there to do the plantings. Fifteen large sized trees are being planted.

ReLeaf Michigan, a non-profit organization, partners with communities statewide to increase tree canopy cover through tree planting events. Trees provide many benefits to communities such as shade, improving economic vitality of commercial districts, absorbing storm water, and reducing carbon in our atmosphere. By partnering with ReLeaf Michigan, the City of Sterling Heights continues to build on an already successful forestry program that invests in the city’s future. This planting is being sponsored by ReLeaf Michigan (www.ReLeafMichigan.org), DTE Energy Foundation and the City of Sterling Heights.

For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail sgiallombardo@sterling-heights.net or call 586-446-2470; or contact Melinda Jones, ReLeaf Michigan Executive Director, at 1-800-642-7353.

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