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KIB Partners with Dallas Everest Lions Club for Tree Planting on Earth Day

 

 

(IRVING, TEXAS)— On Apr. 22, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) welcomed 19 volunteers from area Lions International Clubs to Thomas Jefferson Park, 1201 Hidden Ridge, for a service project in honor of Earth Day.  The group planted 21 large (45-gallon) trees, a mix of bur oak and cedar elm, to replenish trees that had been lost to weather and other factors.  Prior to the planting, they received instructions from the City of Irving’s Urban Forestry Team on all aspects of tree planting, care and maintenance.

 

The project was spearheaded by the Dallas Everest Lions Club (DELC), who coordinated fundraising efforts among several Lions Clubs.  Volunteers who participated in addition to the DELC included members of the Irving Everest Lions, Dallas Pokhara Lion, Dallas Lumbini Lions, and Dallas Denton Nepalese Lions Clubs, as well as the Nepalese American Journalism Association.

 

“The Dallas Everest Lions Club has a passion for the environment and service,” said KIB Board member Karen Harmon.  “They have funded tree planting projects for the past four years, at various locations in Irving, including Cimarron Park and the City of Irving Tree Farm.  We appreciate that they recruited members of other organizations to volunteer today.  The trees are beautiful and will have a lasting impact on this park for many years.” 

 

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Keep Irving Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of the city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of the community, including government, businesses, churches, as well as cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. For more information on volunteering with KIB or making an activity a “green event,” visit CityofIrving.org/KIB or call (972) 721-2175.

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