You might assume that there's plenty of food & shelter for the wildlife along our mighty rivers in the Quad Cities...but you'd be wrong.  Hardwood trees have either been chopped down for fuel & building materials or knocked down by flooding and disease.  Many species along the river have left or died because the current trees provide no value for wildlife.

This sounds like a job for....(dun dun dun-dun) Chad Pregracke!

Living Lands & Waters is hosting a Million Tree Project Friday & Saturday where they wrap trees in order to plant them in the most necessary areas.
Specific tasks include:

  • Wrapping the tree root in newspaper
  • Dipping the wrapped root in water
  • Placing the tree root in a plastic bag
  • Tying a piece of twine to close the bag
  • Placing groups of 25 wrapped trees in bundles
  • Bagging bundles in large garbage bags
  • Labeling contents

This event will take place at East Moline School District’s Old Bus Garage, located at 2025 Morton Drive, East Moline, IL. It will be indoors in a heated garage and will happen rain or shine. While volunteers are free to come and go as they please, they hope that most volunteers can assist for at least 2 hours (but will accept your help for 10 minutes if that’s all you can spare!).

Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants that can get dirty. LL&W will provide all supplies, gloves, drinking water and even a DJ to play your favorite music…song requests taken!

In order to make sure we have enough supplies each day, we kindly ask that you please REGISTER here: This will ensure you receive any communications about the event.