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Neponset Pride offering oaks for the community

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:08 p.m. CDT
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Neponset Pride member Marty Golby of Geneseo and his cousin, Geneseo native Nelson Curran of the Living Lands and Water, wrap trees at the Rock Island Expo Center in preparation for the Million Trees Project giveaway. Trees will be distributed in Neponset on Saturday.

NEPONSET — The Neponset Pride, in partnership with Living with the Lands and Waters, will offer free trees for the Neponset Grade School students and Neponset community members.

Community members can pick up a tree from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the sidewalk between Community State Bank and the Neponset Post Office. Tree varieties include white oak, bur oak and red oak. There will be 100 trees available for pick up on a first come, first served basis. The trees are approximately 1 to 3 feet tall.

Trees will also be distributed to all students, faculty and staff at the Neponset Grade School during the week of April 7-11.

This is the fourth year Neponset has been offered the trees, totaling more than 850 trees.

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