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Trees for Tomorrow to host Forest Fest event SaturdaySubmitted: 07/29/2015
EAGLE RIVER - Keeping the Northwoods wooded is Trees for Tomorrow's basic goal. This weekend, they'll show people why that goal is important to them, when the organization hosts Forest Fest in Eagle River on Saturday.

The organization was founded in an effort to reforest the Great Lakes region--but it soon shifted its focus from simply planting trees to educating people.

"Really our focus is to teach people and to provide them with information and experiences focused on sustainable resource management," said Trees for Tomorrow Operations Manager Cheryl Todea.

The specialty school hosts the event as a way to give back to the community it's been a part of for 71 years now.

"Kids that have maybe come to Forest Fest the first year as a six-year-old, you know, now they're 10 and might be focused or interested in learning about different things, and it applies to their life maybe in a different aspect, so you're never too young or too old," Todea said.

Forest Fest will feature a wide variety of family-friendly events, including guided trail walks, paper-making demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Forest Fest will be held at Trees for Tomorrow's campus in Eagle River Saturday. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To find out more about Forest Fest, visit Trees for Tomorrow's website at the link below.


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