Recovery continues: Outsiders and residents plant trees in Glenville

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2002

One more piece of the recovery puzzle for Glenville was put into place Saturday.

Boy Scouts from Mason City, employees of Alliant Energy and residents worked together to plant trees all over town.

The project was the idea of Mitchell Meier, a Boy Scout from Troop 14 in Mason City. He picked Glenville as his Eagle Scout project because he saw a need to do something to help the community.

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&uot;The tornado was awfully close to us,&uot; Meier said. &uot;Planting trees may help with recovery, and help get things back to normal.&uot;

The trees in Glenville are being planted in honor of the city and surrounding town’s emergency crews who came to Glenville’s aid following the May 1, 2001 tornado. That tornado destroyed several buildings and homes and wiped out many of the city’s trees.

Alliant provided $1,000 for the project as part of its Freedom Trees grant program, which is sponsoring tree plantings to commemorate the events of Sept.11, 2001.