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Rocky Branch students gathered to plant trees at Hamilton Park Friday to recognize Arbor Day. From left are Blake O'Hara, Hunter West, Makayla Maas-Peterson, Devin Hogue, Micha Majerus, Landon Masanz, Lauren Caniff and Mackenzie Lundeen. 1 / 3
Rocky Branch student Makayla Maas-Peterson holds up a worm she found while shoveling dirt onto the roots of a recently planted tree in Hamilton Park. She and the other students were excited to see the worms and later put them in the ground near the tree roots.2 / 3
River Falls Lions Club members planted trees at the new First National Bank Baseball Field in Hoffman Park. The Lions planted three red maple trees, about 12 feet tall. This is the club’s third year planting trees for Arbor Day, though the first time doing so at the soon-to-open ballpark. Lions Club President Vince Seidling said it was a great way the Lions could contribute to the community. Shown from left are Michael Page, Mark Sanis, Elaine Baker, Rodney Rommel and Seidling. 3 / 3

Eight Rocky Branch students gathered to plant trees at Hamilton Park Friday, April 25, to recognize Arbor Day. Park and Rec director Cindi Danke worked with the school to bring the kids to the park. This was one of several  tree-plantings organized in River Falls on Arbor Day. City employees also planted trees Friday morning in DeSanctis Park. The River Falls Lions also planted three trees at First National Bank of River Falls Field.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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