Minot Park District

Rotary Planting Hope with the Minot Park District

Planting Hope at the Minot International Airport

Minot, ND- The Minot Park District along with the Minot Noon and Minot Sunrise Rotary Clubs are once again “Planting Hope” in the Magic City.  The Minot Park District along with the Minot Rotary clubs will be planting over 100 trees and shrubs at the Minot International Airport on Friday, May 19th from 10am-2pm. 

The Minot Rotary Clubs accepted a request for the volunteers needed to plant the trees.   “The Minot Rotary Clubs have been great supporters of the Minot Park District in the past and most recently with the Rotary Planting Hope Projects.”  says Ron Merritt, Minot Park District Executive Director.   “We are excited and grateful to partner with them on this endeavor.”

The Minot Forestry department will also be recognized once again for being named a “Tree City USA” by the  Arbor Day Foundation.   Minot achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

The Planting Hope project started in the spring of 2012 with members of the Minot Noon and Minot Sunrise Rotary Clubs coming together to look for a way to help the parks and individuals recover after the 2011 Mouse River flood. The Rotary Clubs of Minot exceeded their goal by not only helping individuals and parks; they also were able to distribute grass seed to help the schools and fairgrounds.  Over $120,000 was raised from businesses, individuals, and donations from Rotary Clubs in North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida. The clubs were able to assist 1,800 individual flooded property owners by providing 20 pound bags of grass seed.