April 25, 2012
Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee challenged the 1,200,000 Rotarians in all 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide to plant trees to help the environment.
District 7550 Governor Larry Nelson has stepped up to the challenge by furnishing Chestnut trees to the 27 clubs in the Southern part of West Virginia that make up District 7550.
Putnam County Rotary Club President, Bob Keely met with fellow Rotarian Scott Williamson, Director of the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission to determine a good location for the trees.
The trees were planted on April 25, 2012 in the County Park Nursery and will be replanted next year in a grove on the new park area on the right side of the entrance.
"To think that someday after we are gone and forgotten, someone will set under a grove of Chestnuts and enjoy the shade," Keely said. "We just wanted to do our part to support President Kalyan and the environment."