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Trees for party room?

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2012-03-02, 18:55:34

So, I want to run this by you. BG Parks and Wood Co. Parks own a park together. It's called Black Swamp Preserve although I prefer the name I gave it a few years ago when I had a cache there. Thistle Park. It's adjacent to my cache "Way behind home plate" in BG. Anywho, they have received a grant for 4,000 trees to be planted there. This may get pared back to 2,000 because this winter was so mild the ground there didn't freeze and so it's not prepared to plant that many trees.
They are looking for volunteers to plant trees the weekend of April 26-28. I assume these are just 2ft. saplings. Unfortunately this is also our CITO weekend.

I was wondering if I should approach our director and see if she would give us Simpson Hall free or greatly discounted in exchange for a group of us planting trees for a few hours or half day or whatever. We had our 2011 Christmas Shindig there last year, so this would be our first time to double back on a place. However it could give us a cheap place for the party and actually get a room reserved before Nov. I know this goes against tradition of actually planning ahead for the party, but
say-la-v (sp?) or something.

I'm not going to approach her with this idea unless there is enough interest and commitment from a decent amount of people. We could do lunch afterwards at one of the many pizza places. What do you think?

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby Mighty_Mo » Fri 2012-03-02, 19:17:25

I like the possibility of deep discounted location for the Christmas party.
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby yogi57 » Fri 2012-03-02, 20:04:51

Sounds like a good idea. I will be working that Saturday.
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2012-03-02, 22:41:34

I think the planting is scheduled for 3 days, so I don't know if we would have to do it that Sat.
:idea: Another idea is: I know the Wood Co. Parks director and since the new park is co-owned, maybe he would go for the same deal and we could get Otsego or WW Knight instead of Simpson.

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby SuchaNana » Sat 2012-03-03, 11:50:37

it could be a geo service day for nwogeo....if it were an event, perhaps draw more in from a larger area...
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby GoodDog » Sat 2012-03-03, 13:25:35

SuchaNana wrote:it could be a geo service day for nwogeo....if it were an event, perhaps draw more in from a larger area...


We would make it an event, but I'm not ging to even ask unless we get some good response.

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby cheechgang » Sat 2012-03-03, 13:31:58

I'll be there
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby OCCD » Sat 2012-03-03, 16:25:30

Add my name to the list.

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby scuba » Sat 2012-03-03, 17:07:24

Sounds like a great idea, if I have to work I could be there after 3 or 4pm

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby GoodDog » Sat 2012-03-03, 17:47:58

This is encouraging. If we get a little more response, I'll ask. Which place would you prefer, Otsego (WC parks) or back to Simpson (BG parks)?

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby cheechgang » Sat 2012-03-03, 18:18:03

I vote for Simson, the setup was nice.
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby Mighty_Mo » Sat 2012-03-03, 21:39:44

I agree with Simpson.
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby scuba » Sun 2012-03-04, 09:44:25

Simpson worked out real good for us. Will we still get the kitchen?? HOPE!!!

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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby SuchaNana » Sun 2012-03-04, 15:47:53

simpson...& put me down to help with trees, however i can...
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Re: Trees for party room?

Postby TheBearclaws » Sun 2012-03-04, 20:30:17

Simpson and I'll help if I'm around
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