Volunteers needed for tree-planting event Feb. 26

Feb 23, 2022

Updated Feb. 23 at 4:25 p.m.

Due to the forecast for rain Saturday, Feb. 26, the tree planting event in San Gabriel Park has been postponed to 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26. Volunteers who signed up to participate have been notified.

Posted Jan. 12 at noon

The City of Georgetown is calling for volunteers to help plant 30 trees in San Gabriel Park. Volunteers and staff will be planting native and adapted shade trees from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26, to beautify and add shading to a popular area of the park.

Volunteers should sign up online at parks.georgetown.org/volunteer. No planting experience is required to volunteer, and the holes for the 25-30 gallon trees will already be dug. Groups and youth are welcome. Volunteers younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or adult, and two adults are required for every four children who sign up to volunteer.

Volunteers can check-in for the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the green tent near the hill playground, which is located on the west end of the park. A safety briefing will be held at 8:55 a.m. The planting will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing such as long pants, hats, and sunglasses, as well as comfortable closed-toe shoes. If possible, volunteers should bring a water bottle, a shovel, gloves, a rake, and/or a hoe.

The tree-planting event may be postponed in case of bad weather. Follow the Parks and Recreation social media pages for updates: facebook.com/GTXParksandRec and twitter.com/GTXParksandRec.

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