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October 25, 2020

Volunteers help plant trees at Muzzio Park

WATSONVILLE — More than 50 volunteers turned out Saturday morning to Muzzio Park in Watsonville to help plant trees, beautify the park and learn about the environment.

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The Climate Action Tree Planting project is part of the Watsonville Urban Forest Revitalization Project, which partners with Watsonville Wetlands Watch with the aim to increase the city’s tree and shade coverage. The effort includes several different projects undertaken over the course of two years.

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ABOVE: Trees were meticulously rooted and into place and padded. (Contributed Photo)

Volunteers showed up on Saturday morning to plant a number of trees throughout the park, and also participated in rock painting, eventually setting their colorfully planted rocks at the base of the tree they had helped root. All materials and a free lunch were provided to volunteers.

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ABOVE: Painted rocks sit beneath the newly planted trees. (Contributed Photo)

Local nonprofit organizations Regeneración, Pajaro Valley Climate Action and Pajaro Valley Arts were present at the event, offering activities and information about climate change and other environmental issues.

Another tree planting is planned for Nov. 17 at Hazelwood Park, 297 Herman Ave., Watsonville.

For information, visit cityofwatsonville.org.

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