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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Tree Committee Hears About Urban Forestry Project

The new youth club will be part of Rural Youth Enrichment Services


Dena Martin

A Dept. of Corrections crew was busy trimming trees on Waitsburg's Main Street Monday morning. The city hires the crew on a monthly basis as an economical way to tackle projects the city crew doesn't have man hours to cover.

WAITSBURG – The July 6 Waitsburg Tree Committee meeting was short and sweet. Committee chair Kevin House, andmembers Ethan Carpenter and Kate Hockersmith briefly discussed current and upcoming tree-related projects and agreed to meet again in October.

The committee was pleased to receive confirmation from Hockersmith that the Rural Youth Enrichment Services nonprofit organization voted "yes" to adding the Urban Forestry Project to their umbrella of enriching youth activities. Currently, RYES is the parent organization for the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project, the Giant Pumpkin Proje...

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