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City celebrates with tree project on Wednesday, all invited to join
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Celebrate Arbor Day while helping to create a new park in the city’s central core on Wednesday.

Antigo Park and Recreation Director Sarah Repp is seeking volunteers to help plant 41 trees in the Railway Activity Park, an area slowly being carved from the former Chicago & Northwestern Railroad corridor between First and Third Avenues, just west of Edison Street.

Work will get underway at 10 a.m.

“This park is full of year-round recreational activities including sledding, ice skating, inline skating and the Optimist skateboard park, but has lacked shade and development of landscaping,” Repp said. “The tree plantings are the first step in developing the larger park plan, which will include a BMX area, spaces for picnicking, parking and park access development, as well as future shelters and restrooms.”

City crews have already placed stakes where volunteers will plant 41 trees, including Accolade Elm, American Hophornbeam, White Pine, and Canadian Hemlock. Eight Musclewood trees will be added in fall.

The plantings are made possible through a donation from American Transmission Company and represent the first step in an overall park plan that will delineate areas for recreation and relaxation.

The city will provide some shovels and rakes, Repp said, but participants are invited to bring their own to help.

A free light lunch sponsored by Action Alliance of Langlade County will follow the work.

Repp asked that people planning to volunteer let her know by clicking the “registration” link at www.antigo-city.org/rec. Parking access is off of Third Avenue, just west of Edison Street.

“We appreciate all the help and support we can get,” she said.


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Antigo Park and Recreation Director Sarah Repp goes over the tree-planting plan for Railway Activity Park with Kiel Korzinek and Allan Meister. The stakes show where the trees will be planted. The skate park is in the background.
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