A big thank you to Chad Pregracke, president of Living Lands and Waters’ One Million Trees program. Chad and his organzation has donated these trees to the Rock River Trail Initiative and our river. This marks the fifth year in a row that over 10,000 trees have been planted within the view shed of the Rock River in Illinois and Wisconsin – a total of over 50,000 hardwood trees donated by Living Lands and Waters of Moline, Illinois and distributed by the Rock River Trail Initiative.
Many thanks to all of the great folks who have helped so much in all counties, especially Chad Pregracke and Ashley Stover. Thanks to Penske Truck Rentals in Rockford, Ill., for donating an 8,000-pound capacity truck for the pick-up and delivery of the oak trees. Special thanks to the City of Rockford and Mayor Lawrence “Larry” J. Morrissey for the donation of $500 for fuel costs, and thanks to Thrift-Remsen Printers for instruction sheet printing.