Volunteers planting 600 trees for Arbor Day

Monpower, a local FirstEnergy company, collaborated with Community Bank of Parkersburg and Wood County 4-H Camp to bring about 10 volunteers to Butcher Bend Road in Mineral Wells this morning to plant.

Over the past week, thousands of trees have been planted in the FirstEnergy territory throughout five states.

“The initiative is an important part of the company’s efforts to reduce FirstEnergy’s carbon footprint, promote responsible use of natural resources and further the advancement of sustainable practices,” a press release from FirstEnergy said.

The goal is to plant 10,000 trees in 2021 and Carol Trembly, senior scientist for Monpower, believes the goal could be met by the end of the week.


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