The GreenTouch project is a partnership between Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives and the Minnesota State Park system. Since 1999, Clearwater-Polk has partnered with Itasca-Mantrap Electric Cooperative in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park. Volunteers from both cooperatives meet at Itasca the first Saturday in May to plant trees, remove bud caps, rake debris and various other activites to get the park ready for the summer season.
Volunteers are treated to morning refreshments, including breakfast bars, coffee, water, juice and pop. Each volunteer also receives a pair of gloves before heading out to different parts of the park to complete whatever task park staff need help completing. Everyone meets at noon for a well deserved lunch cooked up by cooperative employees.
Not only is the GreenTouch Project a worthy cause, but it's FUN! For more information, contact our office at (218) 694-6241.