LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce's 2005 Leadership LindyLand Class took on a community project that added more than 1,000 trees to the area.
The 13-member leadership class is working in collaboration with Morrison County Soil and Water Conservation Office, Morrison County Ag Society, city of Little Falls and Little Falls Community Schools Ag Department.
Participants in the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership LindyLand Program took on a large community beautification project this year with the help of a number of area organizations and a large number of community leaders in the making -- high school students.
This year, the leadership group, charged with developing and carrying out a community project, chose a large planting project. Two rows of trees were planted for a windbreak on the south side of the Morrison County Fairgrounds and a living snow fence was planted along County Road 46. The windbreak and living snow fence, along with other plantings, accounted for more than a 1,000 trees being planted April 28 at the fairgrounds. About 400 students from Doug Ploof's natural resource classes at Little Falls Community High School helped plant trees with participants in the leadership group.
The windbreak was added to reduce erosion and provide a sound barrier.
With input from the city of Little Falls, additional shoreline protection of the Mississippi River bank in LeBourget and Mill Parks is being planted.
On Thursday, Little Falls high school students worked along the river bank in Le Bourget Park. The landscaping project began May 2. Work will include a variety of shrubs and plants in a 5,000 square foot area. Planting at Mill Park will involve about 3,000 square feet.
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