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Calling All Girl Scouts! Come Plant a Tree with ODNR


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Come one, come all, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is looking for Girl Scouts to help plant 250,000 trees in Ohio. As part of the Girl Scout Tree Promise, ODNR is joining forces with Girl Scout Councils of Black Diamond, North East Ohio, Ohio’s Heartland, and Western Ohio to hold tree planting events throughout the month of April.

“We invite Girl Scouts from all over Ohio to come out and make a difference through this series of events,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “I am excited to team up with this organization to make a big impact and open their eyes to some of the amazing opportunities linked to conservation.”

The Girl Scout Tree Promise, launched by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in April 2021, is a national protection initiative to plant 5 million trees across the country over five years, and to protect and honor new and existing trees. ODNR has committed to providing resources for Girl Scouts to plant 250,000 trees in Ohio by 2026.

Girl Scouts are required to register for the events ahead of time. Upcoming events include:

Saturday, April 8, 2023
Willow Grove State Forest (St. Clairsville, Ohio – Belmont County)
Register here

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Hocking State Forest (Rockbridge, Ohio – Hocking County)
Register here

Sunday, April 16, 2023
Abraham Forest (Green Springs, Ohio – Sandusky County)
Register here

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Powelson Wildlife Area (Zanesville, Ohio – Muskingum County)
Register here

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Little Darby Scenic River (West Jefferson, Ohio – Madison County)
Register here

Maumee State Forest (Swanton, Ohio – Fulton County) 
Register here

The Ohio Division of Forestry promotes the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit forestry.ohiodnr.gov. Follow us on Facebook and on Instagram @odnrforestry.

The Division of Natural Areas and Preserves operates a statewide system of state nature preserves, natural areas and scenic rivers, protecting the best remaining examples of Ohio’s natural heritage. Follow @OhioDNAP and @OhioDNR on Instagram, and ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves on Facebook.

The Division of Mineral Resources Management oversees the safe and environmentally sound development and restoration of mineral and fossil fuel extraction sites. The division also restores abandoned mine land, enforces mining safety laws, and ensures the protection of citizens, land, and water resources.