50K Tree Day – volunteer to help beautify your community!

The City of Oak Ridge’s Oak Ridge Healthy Waters Program is seeking volunteers to assist with the 50K Tree Day planting event on Saturday, February 27th from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. The location is 299 Old Edgemoor Road, across the street from Centennial Golf Course.

50K Tree Day is a state-wide effort to plant 50,000 native trees in one (1) hour throughout the State of Tennessee.

The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of our local waterways, address water quantity issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban area.

As noted, planting will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 12 p.m. The goal is to plant as many trees as possible in that one hour period. Groups both large and small, as well as individuals, are welcome to participate. All volunteers are asked to bring their own shovels and gloves as supplies are limited.

Participation is free, but volunteers are required to sign-up in advance. The trees are being donated by the Tennessee Department of Forestry. The number of trees that the Healthy Waters Program receives depends on the number of volunteers registered in advance.

To sign up, please email or call Stephanie Carlson at scarlson@oakridgetn.gov or 865-805-4678.