Reno, Nev. October 23, 2019. Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space is thrilled to welcome a donation of 20 trees to Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks, thanks to Lithia Reno Subaru. On Tuesday, October 22, over 20 Lithia Reno Subaru employees came out to donate and plant 20 new shade trees along the park’s soccer field perimeter.
“We had a vision to create new picnic seating areas and plant shade trees along our soccer fields,” says Park Ranger Sarah Snell. “Because there was nowhere for soccer spectators to sit or find shade. With many of the games taking place during the heat of summer, we really wanted to find a natural solution to providing shade even though we did not have a budget for such a project. It was truly a blessing and helped us make our vision a reality”.
The Washoe County Park Rangers and Lithia Reno Subaru worked with high desert garden and landscape experts at Moana Nursery to determine the best trees that would provide good shade and also do well in native soil and Northern Nevada’s harsh climate. The group narrowed down their selection to maples, ashes, lindens, and willows, which were all planted in one hard-working day, thanks to all the Lithia Reno Subaru employees coming out during their work day to volunteer. These newly-planted varieties of trees not only gives the park more shaded seating areas, but also enhances it with beauty and vibrant colors (especially in the spring and fall), additional bird habitat, and contributes to cleaner air for the ever-growing Reno-Sparks metropolitan area.
Lithia Reno Subaru is the number one Subaru dealership in the country and an eco-friendly Subaru retailer. They are dedicated to giving back to the community, park goers and local residents.
Washoe County Volunteer Coordinator: Denise Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
(775) 785-4512 x107
Lithia Reno Subaru, Marketing Manager: Erin Wallace