Donation to MetroParks will plant thousands of trees

A gift to Mill Creek MetroParks from a Boardman car dealership will result in the planting of 3,000 trees.

A check presentation was held Friday at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm in Canfield.

Boardman Subaru owner Rob Fellman presented the $5,000 donation to Mill Creek MetroParks as part of its “Subaru Loves Earth” initiative to plant a tree. For every vehicle sold during April, $25 was donated up to $5,000. In turn, Metroparks’ “Keep Mill Creek Green” program plants a tree for every $25 donated.

Boardman Subaru gifted the same amount last year toward planting trees in the Collier Nature Preserve, but the trees will be planted in a new area this year.

“This year we are transitioning over to the Wildlife Sanctuary Expansion property,” said Nick Derico, natural resources manager at Mill Creek MetroParks. “So these funds will bolster that project and allow us to plant even more trees. Right now we are moving into a 10-acre site which was a former agricultural field. These funds will supply probably around 3,000 trees.”

This is the third year of the partnership between Mill Creek MetroParks and Boardman
Subaru, bringing the total donation to $13,500.


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