Excerpted from Volume: 2 Issue: 9 www.portorfordrotary.org
Julie Schmelzer, Curry County Economic Development Administrator then took the floor to explain the county’s interest in working with Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. Primarily, promoting the Champion Redwoods project is great for Curry County’s image as an active partner in sustainable environmental practices and the country has gained measurable exposure and interest from organizations and people around the world because of it. Accordingly, a recent planting of trees was made at Lobster Creek Park located north of the Rogue River approximately 18 miles northeast of Gold Beach in the Siskiyou National Forest. Gathering a few County Commissioners, Parks administrators, the help of County Juvenile Corrections youth for planting and members of the press, a full-on media event was created that gained attention well beyond the state and created a very positive image of life in Curry County. This kind of promotional activity can be arranged at little effort or cost to the organizations involved and result in attracting greater tourism and investment to the area. Julie and Terry encouraged RCPO to consider taking similar steps in placing the donated tree clones to promote the Champion Trees project, the work of Rotary Club and the Town of Port Orford. To learn more about AATA’s work to create champion tree forests go to: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
World’s First Planting of a Champion Redwood & Sequoia Forest
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive
“Champion Trees are The Answer”