The Rotary Club of Keizer will join Rotary International to make a difference in the environmental sustainability by planting enough trees to create an arboretum at Keizer Rapids Park. Each club is expected to plant a tree for each of its members before Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

Members of the Keizer club, along with volunteers from local organizations,  will plant 76 trees on Saturday, Nov. 4. The type of trees planted will be suggested by the city of Keizer.

Planting will begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by noon. Pre-dug holes will be prepared by local volunteer Randy Miller with the aid of HERC Rentals.

The public is invited to help. Parking will be at the boat launch; volunteers walk east on the trail along Willamette River to the check-in site.  Volunteers should bring a shovel and dress for November weather.

The site chosen for will have the dual purpose of being an additional sound barrier between the Keizer Rotary Amphitheater and homes on the east side of the park.

The project is expected to cost about $12,000, including out of pocket and in-kind expenses.

For more information contact Rotary Club of Keizer president Mark Caillier at markcaillier@comcast.net.