Contact:
Leslie Berckes
lberckes@treesforever.org
515-681-2295

Join Trees Forever and partners for a TREE-ific weekend in Des Moines!

Activities include a big announcement, a tree planting and an area performance

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 4, 2018) -Trees Forever is celebrating a new endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines by holding a TREE-ific weekend. Everyone in Polk County is invited to join in the celebration by planting a tree or joining us for a special performance with the Gateway Dance Theater.

May 4
Trees Forever unveils a new endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, which will help the nonprofit become more financially sustainable and continue to plant trees for many years to come. A photo is enclosed. (Pictured from left to right: Trees Forever CEO and Founding President Shannon Ramsay, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines President Kristi Knous, and Trees Forever Program Development and Innovation Director Leslie Berckes.)

May 5
Volunteers will plant help to plant 64 trees along Grand Avenue. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Grand Avenue and 27th Street.

May 4-6
Gateway Dance Theater will perform Embrace, a new show about the importance of trees in all our lives. Tickets can be bought at: https://www.gatewaydance.org/embrace-2018

This celebration comes a week after Governor Kim Reynolds signed the first-ever Iowa tree canopy proclamation highlighting the importance of trees and tree cover to the environment, economy, and quality of life for Iowans.

For more information, contact Leslie Berckes at lberckes@treesforever.org or by calling 515-681-2295.

Trees Forever is a nonprofit organization nationally headquartered in Marion, Iowa. We are dedicated to planting trees, encouraging volunteer and youth involvement and environmental stewardship. For more than 25 years, we’ve been planting a better tomorrow. For more information, visit www.treesforever.org or call 800-369-1269.

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Pictured from left to right: Trees Forever CEO and Founding President Shannon Ramsay, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines President Kristi Knous, and Trees Forever Program Development and Innovation Director Leslie Berckes.