Minnesota Twins Teaming up with DNR

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Twins Teaming up with DNR

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 3:59 PM CDT

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Twins baseball team are working together to celebrate Earth Week.

As part of the Break a Bat, Plant a Tree partnership, the DNR and the Twins baseball team planted 20 white and Norway pines in St. Croix State Park Thursday, where 13,000 acres of trees were damaged during a storm in July 2011, which resulted in thousands of trees that were blown down.

Any time a Twins pitcher breaks the bat of an opposing player, the dedication of 100 trees will be planted at Minnesota State Parks and trails.

Students from Hinckley Elementary School joined with representatives from the DNR and the Twins at the planting event.

At least 2,000 treas are expected to be planted at the state park this year through the partnership.

The park already planted 500 Break a Bat trees in campground areas to restore what was lost during the July 2011 blowdown.

The trees will be planted in Hayes Lake State Park, Itasca State Park and possibly Zippel Bay State Park in addition to St. Croix State Park.

Posted to the web by Jenna Vogt.