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Temple Beth-El hosts final tree planting event of the season

Posted at 8:30 PM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 12:04:25-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dozens of volunteers spent this morning at Temple Beth-El supporting a cause that has an effect on all of us.

Behind the synagogue lies five acres of land that had once been overrun with invasive species. in the fight to stop global warming, members of this congregation decided to take action.

The founder of One Tree, a non-profit organization that works to combat deforestation told us about the different types of trees that were planted.

“Everything we’ve put in is common native trees that are native to Florida. so we’ve got Maples, Cyprus, Cedar, we’ve got Sugarberry, we’ve got Holly, and Live Oaks” said, Will Revehl.

People of all ages indulged in protecting our paradise for future generations.

“The fact that we are all here building community and working together for the environment is a wonderful thing ” said Janelle Christensen

Today’s event is just one of many planned for people who want to get involved, Rabbi of Temple Beth-El says, “we are going to continue to do more events out here to do watering, mulching, to plant more trees eventually and to truly make this into a beautiful site for the entire lee county community.”