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Katy and Houston Business Leaders Plant Native Texas Trees

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tree-plantingWest Katy Netweavers, a Katy-based business networking group, has partnered with Trees for Houston. The goal? To provide shade at a low-income student camp.

Camp Eagle at Faith West Academy’s LakeWest Park underwent a flurry of activity in November as volunteers added native Texas trees and shade for camp participants. Community business support and partnerships throughout the greater Katy and Houston area made it possible, including Green Grove Group Sustainability Solutions, a Houston-based sustainability integration and consulting firm. 

According to Green Grove Group’s president and West Katy Netweavers’ founder Tajana Mesic, “Being a good corporate citizen starts at home through giving back in our own community. By working together with Trees for Houston and Faith West Academy, we hope to raise awareness of environmental sustainability while providing a lasting benefit to the Houston and Fort Bend County communities.” Trees for Houston Executive Director Barry J. Ward says, “Trees For Houston is glad to see organizations and businesses like West Katy Netweavers and Green Grove Group working at the grass roots level to enhance our community and leading by example.” 

The tree planting brought together a diverse team of business leaders from the Katy, Fulshear and Houston areas to plant, mulch and stake a grove of native Texas trees in three hours. By planting local native trees, the community helps to increase air quality, decreased run off and provide beautification for surroundings in the Katy area.

Faith West’s Public Relations Director Kirk Rightmire notes, “Faith West Academy and Community Center has positioned itself to bless and provide resources for tomorrow’s leaders. Through education, athletics, training, job placement, summer camp programs and a facility available to the community at little or no cost, our goal is to change lives.” The trees will provide fun, shade and beauty to the kids of Faith West, Camp West and Camp Eagle for generations to come. 

Learn more at www.facebook.com/groups/westkatynetweavers, www.faithwest.org, www.treesforhouston.org and www.greengrovegroup.com.

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