Rotary clubs plant new trees at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-03 00:24:35-04

NAMPA, Idaho — Rotary clubs from all over Idaho came together today to plant new trees at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge near Lake Lowell.

Four local interact clubs - the high school equivalent of rotary clubs - put this event together and more than 150 volunteers showed up to give the refuge new life.

The initial goal was to plant 1,900 seedlings. But, with all of the support from the community, over 2,000 seeds were planted.

"I'm overwhelmed with how many people came out to help and it's just a wonderful thing. I thank everyone for coming out and helping us plant these trees and helping out nature," said Bryce Whetzell of the Downtown Boise Rotary Club.

The main focus of Rotary Clubs across the country is to foster community and economic development.