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U of M, Crookston Recognized for 25 Years of Volunteer Service to the U.S. Forest Service
May 3, 2007

Contact: Phil Baird, associate professor, natural resources, 218-281-8130 (pbaird@umn.edu) Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


A plaque was presented to (l to r) Tom Feiro, Mary Jo Geldert, president of the Natural Resources Club and Phil Baird marking 25 years of service.
A plaque was presented to (l to r) Tom Feiro, Mary Jo Geldert, president of the Natural Resources Club and Phil Baird marking 25 years of service.
CROOKSTON, Minn. (May 3, 2007) – The Natural Resources Club at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) reached a milestone of volunteer service in April.  A weekend tree planting trip marked the 25th consecutive year that Associate Professor Phil Baird and Senior Environmental Health and Safety Technician Tom Feiro have been taking students to the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota to plant trees for the U.S. Forest Service. 

At the completion of the weekend, UMC students, faculty, staff and alumni have planted over 155,000 trees since 1983 helping to restock the forest in areas logged for forest products. A plaque was presented by the Marcell/Deer River Ranger District in the Chippewa National Forest to the UMC Natural Resources Club, represented by President Mary Jo Geldert, Annandale, Minn., to commemorate the club’s hard work and dedication.

For more information on programs in natural resources at UMC, contact Judy Baatz at 218-281-8128 (baatz@umn.edu) or visit www.UMCrookston.edu/academics


 
The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream bigger dreams. To learn more, visit
www.UMCrookston.edu.



 

: Front Row: Jen Tepovich, Ivy Baird, Katie Baird, Kristin Fritz, Holly Sandberg, Tamara Saxton, Mary Jo Geldert, Shaina Bjornerud. Middle Row: Phil Baird, Chris Alford, James Davis, DeAnna LeGare, Jesse Mastrian, Jessica Larson, Tom Feiro. Back Row: Micah Meyer, Kevin Anderson, Luke Anderson
Front Row: Jen Tepovich, Ivy Baird, Katie Baird, Kristin Fritz, Holly Sandberg, Tamara Saxton, Mary Jo Geldert and Shaina Bjornerud. Middle Row: Phil Baird, Chris Alford, James Davis, DeAnna LeGare, Jesse Mastrian, Jessica Larson and Tom Feiro. Back Row: Micah Meyer, Kevin Anderson and Luke Anderson