ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Volunteers spruce up Kilen Woods

JACKSON -- Volunteers added their GreenTouch to Kilen Woods State Park near Lakefield Saturday.Sponsored by Federated Rural Electric in Jackson, 18 volunteers helped spruce up Kilen Woods. About 15 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives across the state ...

2516375+GreentouchWEB.jpg
Submitted Photo

JACKSON - Volunteers added their GreenTouch to Kilen Woods State Park near Lakefield Saturday.
Sponsored by Federated Rural Electric in Jackson, 18 volunteers helped spruce up Kilen Woods. About 15 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives across the state helped promote a clean-up day at the State Parks.
“It was a beautiful day to be outdoors enjoying the spring weather and making a difference at Kilen Woods State Park,” said Andrea Christoffer, Federated’s marketing and communications manager. “Many of our volunteers come back year after year. Volunteers picked up litter and branches on the trails and at the boat landing, picked up downed branches in the campground, and raked leaves at tent sites, the amphitheater and the picnic area. They also scraped the amphitheater seats to prep for painting In addition, our volunteers cleaned the park office, painted posts and moved gravel off the concrete drive.
“It shows that people care about our natural resources and Kilen Woods State Park,” added Jason Honkomp from Kilen Woods. “Federated and the volunteers help us get ready for the summer picnics, hiking and camping season, donating nearly 50 hours of work.”
The volunteers received a free hot dog lunch from Federated.
The GreenTouch program is a partnership between Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives and the Minnesota State Park System. Electric cooperatives throughout the state also help fund the State Park guide. Over the last 15 years, GreenTouch has organized nearly 8,543 volunteers who donated more than 30,600 hours taking care of Minnesota’s State Parks.

What To Read Next
Navigator CO2 Ventures is hoping to streamline the application process in Illinois as they add an additional pipeline to the mix.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the Wednesday, Jan. 25, crash.
Testimony to the top House committee from a convicted attendee of the Jan. 6 rally focused on the "inhumane" treatment of Jan. 6 defendants. The committee rejected a resolution on the matter 12-0.
Rep. Fred Deutsch, an opponent of last year's failed cannabis ballot measure, introduced a proposal to disallow consecutive attempts at statewide referenda. A House committee rejected the bill 10-2.