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Keeping Alameda Green: Rotary Club Plants Trees

Last Saturday, 16 volunteers showed up at Leydecker Park to enjoy the sunny spring morning and plant trees. The successful event was a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Alameda, Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, and 100K Trees for Humanity.

Alameda post - a group photo of people who planted trees in Leydecker Park
A big “Thank you!” to these wonderful volunteers. Photo courtesy Rotary Club of Alameda.

Amos White of 100K Trees for Humanity and Joyce Mercado, President of Alameda Rotary Club, directed the volunteers.

These trees will benefit our urban environment by reducing CO2 (carbon dioxide), releasing O2 (oxygen), creating habitat for birds, and providing shade for all of us. Trees also decrease the effects of smoke in the air and reduce rainwater runoff. Recent research also shows what many of us already know from our own experience—trees have a calming effect on people, decreasing anxiety.

Alameda Rotary Club plans to continue this effort, raising funds and planting even more trees to help Alameda become even more green.

For more information about Alameda Rotary Club email [email protected].

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