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Nearly 100 Participate in Mayor’s Youth Council Clean-Up Event on Saturday

April 27, 2014

04/28/14 More than 90 people attended the Mayor’s Youth Council Park and River Clean Up event on Saturday. 

Participants gathered at River Park Square and started to morning with a donut and coffee. 

They were then disbursed to various locations around the city including Founders Park, Gill Park, the downtown area, River Park Square, Webster Rec. Center, and the Yellow River bank in the area of Randolph Street and Magnetic Park. 

Trees were also planted in front of Webster School, Jackson and Walnut Streets, Harrison Street and at Miller’s Merry Manor.

Steve Listenberger, Tim Quick, George Schricker, Mike Woolfington, and Dan Schupert not only planted a large Burr Oak tree but educated the Youth Council members who assisted. 

The kids learned the proper way to determine the depth and width of a hole needed to plant a tree, how to make sure the tree is straight by before back filling and why mulch is important and the proper way to much around a tree.  

Saturday’s event was a joint celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day.  Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council read the history of each day.  Mayor Senter explained that being designated a Tree City USA community requires the planting of trees each year and a proclamation by the mayor.  It also required the creation of the Plymouth Tree and Flower Committee which has been working for more than two years to make improvements to the city.

The Mayor’s Youth Council took time to thank the Plymouth Kiwanis Club, the Recycling Depot of Marshall County, Republic Services and especially Jamie Paschke, Yoder’s Sports Center, Martin’s Supermarket, Price’s Nursery, the Plymouth Park Department and Street Department,  and the City’s Tree and Flower Committee. 

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