Volunteers Plant Trees in Area Parks for "Make a Difference" Day

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - More than 130 volunteers planted trees at North Valleys Regional Park, Golden Eagle Park and Comstock Park on Saturday October 22nd in honor of Make A Difference Day and Nevada Shade Tree Week.

Volunteer groups including the Lions Club, Coral Academy of Science, AT&T Pioneers, Northern Nevada International Center and Damonte Ranch High School cheerleaders came together to help beautify the parks by planting over 100 trees.

AT&T Real Yellow Pages generously donated trees for planting through the annual “Project ReDirectory” Phone Books for Trees, recycling campaign. Each year Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful coordinates the Phone Book recycling program in the Truckee Meadows. Area residents can drop off their phone books at designated area park locations and in return, AT&T donates trees back to the parks.

Since 2005 over 1,000 trees have been planted in the Truckee Meadows thanks to this program. Last year the parks collected over 12 tons of phone books to be recycled. The Phone Book Recycling program will run this year from December 28th 2011 to January 22nd

“AT&T recognizes the importance of responsible environmental citizenship and we are thrilled to be able to participate in this annual tree planting event” said James Troup, of AT&T Environmental Issues.

This Make A Difference Day event is coordinated by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful with the support of Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, City of Reno Parks and Urban Forestry, City of Sparks Parks and Recreation, AT&T Real Yellow Pages and the Nevada Shade Tree Council.

For more information on recycling your outdated telephone directories call 1-800-953-4400. For information on opting out of receiving phone books call 1-866-329-7118 or visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/LocalSearchAssn. Look for the Recycling
Guide in the AT&T Real Yellow Pages phone book for information on recycling in the Truckee Meadows.

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