KARE11 reports on Earth Day in Wayzata

KARE 11 Staff , KARE 11:52 AM. CDT April 22, 2017

WAYZATA, Minn. – For a big crew of volunteers Saturday, there was no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to add some trees to the earth right in their backyard.

Great River Greening, the City of Wayzata and other partners organized a day of planting along part of the Bushaway Road Reconstruction.

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More than 350 volunteers planted nearly 2,000 trees, perennials and shrubs throughout Saturday morning.

Volunteers plant nearly 2,000 trees in Wayzata for Earth Day

Deborah Karasov, Great River Greening’s executive director, said the project perfectly encapsulates the nonprofit’s mission of inspiring communities to restore land and water across Minnesota.

“About 30 percent of the volunteers here today are kids,” she said. “And so what we’re showing them is that people can come together, all backgrounds, all political persuasions coming together, because they care about their environment.”

The event was sponsored by Cargill, City of Wayzata, BNSF, MN Corn Growers Association, KARE 11, Wayzata Yacht Club, and Wayzata Sailing School.