FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Volunteers plant trees in Ridgefield
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Steve Wall, Public Works Director
Ridgefield, WA, January 21, 2010 – Volunteers worked together on two separate occasions over the last month to plant a total of 53 trees along Pioneer Street and surrounding the wetlands of the Cedar Ridge Subdivision located just south of Pioneer Street in the vicinity of 35th Avenue in Ridgefield, Washington.
The trees were of approximately 2-inch caliper and were donated by Garret Hergert of G2 Outdoor Living, Inc. The donated trees consisted of a variety of species including Redspire Pears, Armstrong Maples, Sweetgums, Thundercloud Plums, Katsuras, and Sunset Maples. 25 Redspire pears were planted in the Pioneer Street right-of-way and the remaining 28 trees were placed around the wetlands that are visible from Pioneer Street to enhance and beautify the area.
G2 also graciously donated an additional 80 trees of the same variety of species to the City for use in City owned parks, rights-of-way and open spaces. It is anticipated that volunteer crews will also be assisting the City with planting of these trees in the next few weeks.
Mayor Ron Onslow said "This is another fine example of the volunteers in Ridgefield and what we can accomplish together to enhance the quality of life for our residents. I also wish to extend my thanks and gratitude to Mr. Hergert and G2 Outdoor Living on behalf of the City for their generous gift".
The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 20 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of over 20,000 persons with an employment base of over 13,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, and personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Director of Finance & Administration/City Clerk, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director and the Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out in the most efficient manner possible.