The 12th Annual WRC Tree Planting is the largest volunteer event for the Wolf River Conservancy. Hundreds of volunteers come out each year to help plant native trees in partnership with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and the West Tennessee Chapter of the TN Urban Forestry Council.
Last year, around 300 volunteers from all over Memphis attended the annual Tree Planting event at Shelby Farms to plant 300 Rosebud trees and butterfly attracting flower bushes. The Indian Community was represented and we donated $1,500 towards the tree planting costs. Very soon, the Rosebuds that line Walnut Grove Road will bloom and you will have contributed towards that beautiful sight. So how about we get together again this year andvolunteer to plant more trees? This time we are planting Dogwood trees. Plant a tree in someone’s honor. Donate $25 or more towards the event (make checks payable to ICFGM) and ICFGM will match your donation up to a total of $1000 overall. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending the event.
Some holes may be pre-dug for us. We will work in groups of three, four or five people. Kids can work on planting smaller bushes. Wearing hand gloves would be appropriate. There will be light refreshments after all our hardwork!
Date: Saturday, Feb 25, 2016, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelation: If severe weather is forecasted, WRC will let you know by 5PM on Friday if the event gets canceled. We will duly inform you.
Location: Shelby Farms Park, Gate 11, 7575 Hester Road, Cordova TN 38018
Parking: Enter at Gate 11. Parking attendants will direct you to available spots
What to Bring:
Gloves – We will provide some, but have a limited supply.
Shovels – Things have changed! Please bring a shovel if you have one available. We will provide some, but have a limited supply.
Trowels – For smaller plants
We will provide water, coffee and snacks, but feel free to bring your own!
Please come dressed for the weather.