Chad Pregracke’s environmental group needs volunteers for the MillionTrees project, which improves the health of rivers in the Midwest by re-establishing hardwoods that have been depleted by over-harvesting, flooding and disease. Living Lands & Waters, an East Moline nonprofit organization, is planning to distribute its 500,000th tree this spring.

Tree-wrapping events will occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28-31 at the QCCA Expo Center, North Hall, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. Registration is not required, but recommended, especially for groups of 10 or more. For questions or to register,  contact Ashley at or at 309-737-5913.

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