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Volunteers plant in Miners park

 

May 11, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Volunteers with the Friends of Miners Memorial Heritage Park pause for a photo while planting trees and shrubs near the Evelyn Bedore Butterfly Garden on the Aurora Loop trail. The volunteers include, from left, Gary Shaffer, Kristen Semo, Brenda Moseley, Ivan Hellen, Carol Erickson and Sharlene Shaffer. Jim DeCur and Marianne Andresen are not pictured.

By TOM LAVENTURE

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IRONWOOD - Volunteers with the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood got the jump on spring weather Thursday with a tree and shrub planting event.

The group approved a $100 purchase of trees and shrubs from the Gogebic Conservation District, said Sharlene Shaffer, board member. The trees included yellow birch and white pine. The shrubs included thimbleberry, winterberry, sumak, lilac, ninebark along with roses.

"Every year we kind of pick a different area to diversify the plantings in the park," Shaffer said. "We've been in s...



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