(SAINT PAUL, MN) – LEAP is the Landscape Ecology Awards Program of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. The awards presentation was mid-November at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood and recognized this Rotary’s efforts for their efforts to use good management practices to improve water quality and natural resources in the Watershed.
This was particularly evident in the upgrading and improvement of Rotary Park and the rain garden. The club made it their objective to revegetate with native plants as well as providing the park with a parking lot, drinking fountain, two shelters, four picnic tables, ten park benches, three flag poles, a monument, a bike repair station, a mini-library and permanent restroom. Some of those will be finalized in the spring of 2020.
The rain garden was the focus of Anita Jader, former president of the club in 2016. According to Anita “I made it my project to revegetate with native plants as well as working with the entire club to provide a park area that was warm and inviting. The award by LEAP was powerful recognition of our Rotary club’s efforts.”
Rotary is dedicated to six key areas of focus, including building international relationships, improving lives, creating a better world, supporting our peace efforts and ending polio forever, which will support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, promote peace, provide clean water and sanitation, and fight disease. The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Rotary meets every Friday for a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. at the Keller Golf Course, St. Paul.
For further information contact President Noemi Trevino @ 651-582-8233, e-mail her @ email@example.com