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Dakota Electric Association donated more than 5,500 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 providing volunteers for Lebanon Hills Park Reserve, where approximately 100 volunteers worked to get a new trail ready, hauling brush and other activities.

Dakota Electric finished the busy months of April through May by celebrating with Eagan on May 20 at the Holz Farm Spring Festival.

“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. “By providing trees and seedlings for planting, Dakota Electric can give back to our communities in a lasting way.”

Since 1997, Dakota Electric has provided more than 126,000 tree seedlings to Arbor Day and other events in the local area.