Dakota Electric Association donated more than 7,400 tree seedlings this spring, as it wraps up a full schedule of assisting with community plantings and environmental events throughout its service territory.

Each spring, Dakota Electric participates in a variety of Arbor Day and environmental events by donating seedlings and providing educational information and assistance.

Part of Dakota Electric’s active spring schedule included attending the MN Zoo’s Earthfest event where the electric cooperative distributed 1,500 tree seedlings. Many students from area schools played Dakota Electric’s energy matching game and learned about energy conservation at the event.

Dakota Electric will cap off its busy spring schedule by helping Eagan celebrate on June 8 by donating a tree for a special planting ceremony.

“As a non-profit electric cooperative, we are happy we can assist our local communities and schools with their celebrations this spring,” said President and CEO Greg Miller.

Since 1997, Dakota Electric has provided more than 121,000 tree seedlings to Arbor Day and other events in the local area.

Caption: Director Janet Lekson helps plant a tree with a student at Farmington’s event.