Posted by John Halbleib on Dec 02, 2017
Rotary International President 2017-18 Ian Riseley has asked every Rotarian to plant a tree in order to make a significant statement about the importance of building a sustainable environment and addressing climate change. The Rotary Club of McHenry has funded and planted more than 100 new trees in Johnsburg, McHenry, and Wonder Lake, IL.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, members of the Club and local community volunteers planted the Club’s trees in Johnsburg and Wonder Lake.  Trees for the City of McHenry funded by the Club will be planted by employees of the City.
Fifty trees were used to start a nursery for Johnsburg on the southwest corner of the Johnsburg Public Works property at 3200 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg, IL.  With the cooperation of Johnsburg Public Works, participants included Phil and Jan Bartmann, Mike Hein, Ed Hettermann (Johnsburg Village President), Fire Chief Tony Huemann, and Bill McLemore.
Fifty trees were planted on Yacht Club Island in Wonder Lake.  Ron Newmann, Tom Webb, and approximately eight others from the Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club (including Dennis Gallo, Jerry Graff (and two of his grandchildren – Abby Graff and her brother), Tony Musel, John Naatz, Mark Nichols, and Ken Shaleen). The Wonder Lake Sportsman’s Club had conducted an invasive brush-clearing project of Yacht Club Island on January 14th 2017.
In Johnsburg, pictured below from left to right (with Phil Bartmann taking the picture) are: Jan Bartmann, Ed Hettermann (Johnsburg Village President), Mike Hein and Fire Chief Tony Huemann:
On Yacht Club Island in Wonder Lake, pictured below from left to right (with Dennis Gallo taking the picture) are: Tom Webb, Tony Musel, Abby Graff and her brother (Jerry Graff's grandchildren), John Naatz, Mark Nichols, Jerry Graff, and Ken Shaleen, with Ron Newmann in the chair facing away from the camera:
Rotary International’s 2017-2018 Rotary Tree Planting Initiative