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Penny for Pines Award for 2018

Posted by ibwc1933@outlook.com on November 26, 2019 at 10:40 PM

 

One of our community services is called Penny for Pine.

In 1941, California's first Penny Pines plantation was sponsored by the San Francisco Sports-women's Association. Since then, many organizations such as women's clubs and others has joined this service.

At the start of the program in 1941, seedlings could be produced for about one cent each. Approximately 680 seedlings were used to plant a typical acre. For $68.00, seedlings for ten acres could be purchased. Site preparation and planting costs were met through regular Forest Service appropriations.

Over the years these groups have contributed more than a million dollars to the Penny Pines Reforestation Program. Through these donations, more than 27 million of seedlings have been planted, renewing 88,000 acres of national forest land in California--truly an outstanding achievement.

In every meeting, The Imperial Beach Women's Club passes a piggy bank and collect change for Penny for Pines. Once we reach $68.00 the club send a check to Penny for Pines.

At the District meeting in November 2019, the club received an award for 2018 contribution. Please see photos!! Congeratulations IBWC !! :)

 


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