Earth Day 2022

Sponsored by the local Citizen’s Climate Lobby Chapter and NAOMI of Wausau celebrated Earth Day by planting fifteen trees  on April 23rd at Memorial Park. In the spirit of Wausau’s Community for All Resolution those trees were planted by our sisters and brothers from our Indigenous, Hmong, African American, and Hispanic communities as well as Muslim, Jewish and Christian members of our Family. We were excited to have tree planting teams from the LGBTQ community and various local organizations like the YWCA, MOSAIC, Citizens for a Clean Wausau, Citizens Action and more.

This is the sixth year in a row we have celebrated Earth Day with tree plantings. We have always worked closely with the Wausau/Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and are grateful for that partnership. Until last year we were only able to plant one tree each year, but because of a grant from the Community Foundation our celebration brought our community together to plant fifteen trees for the first time. This year we are particularly pleased to have a planting team from the Community Foundation among us.

Dan Barth contributed this article and photos are by Tom Kilian and Nancy Tabaka Stencil