Dr. Tom Zenner plants a tree in front of Grady Lodge, which the Kewaunee Rotary owns for the purpose of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The trees have been planted throughout the City of Kewaunee, and at Bruemmer Park in front of the zoo as well as Kewaunee School District grounds.
Nearly three dozen trees have been added to Kewaunee’s landscape thanks to the efforts of the community’s Rotary Club.
Working with Climate Change Coalition of Door County, the clubs of Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Club, Sturgeon Bay Noon and Door County North planted trees throughout the two counties. Two hundred trees were given to the two counties by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County at no charge.
The project is a response to the challenge by current Rotary International President Ian H. S. Riseley, from Australia, to make a difference by planting a tree for each Rotary member.
Riseley, in announcing his presidential “Rotary Making a Difference” initiative, stated, “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. ” Over one million trees will be planted throughout the world.
The trees, grown in Sturgeon Bay, are white and red pine, white spruce and arbor vitae. The Kewaunee Rotary Club received 34 trees.
Approximately 15 were planted throughout the city of Kewaunee, four were given to the Kewaunee School District, one was planted at Grady Lodge – which is owned by the Kewaunee Rotary for support of Kewaunee Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts – and the balance was planted at the Bruemmer Park Zoo area along the rocks of the zoo cages.
The Kewaunee Rotary said it’s part of the effort to make an impact and a difference in the lives of Kewaunee County residents, and globally the difference in eradication of polio throughout the world through the Rotary Foundation.