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UNIBusiness students to plant 6,500 trees in Cedar Falls

April 8, 2014
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Chris Schrage, global opportunities coordinator, UNI College of Business Administration,

319-273-2126, christine.schrage@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Student organizations in the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) are teaming up to plant 6,500 trees in areas of Cedar Falls that were affected by the 2008 floods. The planting will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Anyone who wants to volunteer should meet west of Bruns Machine, 1824 Lincoln St. in Cedar Falls.

"It's wonderful to see so many young people coming forward to assist with the planting," said Chris Schrage, global opportunities coordinator in UNIBusiness. "They will be great assets to the communities that they become a part of in the future. The community and two non-profits that benefit from this program are very worthy and have tremendous impact."

This initiative is made possible through the Living Lands & Waters Million Trees Project. To raise money for this cause, students will be selling engraved donor bricks through April 12. Checks can be made out to UNI-Hardwoods and mailed to Chris Schrage, Curris Business Building 5, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0126.                        

For more information, contact Joe Noonan at willinbp@uni.edu, Ethan Siow at siowe@uni.edu or Schrage at christine.schrage@uni.edu.