The 10th anniversary for the 1,000 Tree Planting Project will be this Saturday, Nov. 19. The Riverside United Methodist Church, 82 Woodside Road, will host this event beginning at 10 a.m.

Riverside resident Tom Sisulak founded this 1,000 Tree Planting Project in 2007. The United Methodist Church National Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, publicized this project throughout the United States and Holland and Kenya, Africa, in 2007.

Volunteer tree planters will attend a seminar at 10 a.m., which will be taught by Tom Sisulak, Riverside Forester Mike Collins and Native American Joseph “Standing Bear” Schranz.

Volunteers will plant many Illinois native tree varieties along the wooded banks of the Des Plaines River in Riverside.

All volunteers will then be welcomed back to the Methodist Church to a home cooked hot chili dinner.

The tree seeds and planting tools will be provided. Volunteers are recommended to dress warmly with gloves, hat and boots. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tom Sisulak