Washington Grove Celebrates 100 Years
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Rochester mayor Tom Richards joined students to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Washington Grove.
Students from Martin B. Anderson Elementary School Number 1 helped the mayor plant native tree seedlings to honor the Rochestarians who preserved the land.
The Grove is a 25-acre woodland on the east side of Cobbs Hill Park. A group supporting the grove also announced a campaign to raise money for future care.
"A group of dedicated volunteers evolved and became what we know as the Friends of Washington Grove. Their mission is dedicated to make sure this unique treasure is here for citizens to enjoy, not only today, but for another 100 years," said Luis Burgos, Commissioner of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services.
Donations may be made to the City's Reforest Rochester Trust fund.