Front Row Left to right: Jason Lake, Cushman Wakefield; Joe Denen, City Manager; Dan Dean, Fayette County Commissioner; John Kahle, Honda; Jamie Gentry, JRG Enterprises, Chelsie Baker, Economic Development Director; Tony Anderson, County Commissioner; Jeff Reed, Honda
Back Row- Left to right- Caleb Johnson, Council Member; Kendra Hernandez, Council Member; Steve Shiltz, Council Vice-Chairperson; Dale Lynch, Council Chairperson; Jim Blair, Council Member; Ted Hawk, Council Member; Jim Chrisman, Council Member
TRECYCLE is an annual spring cycling adventure founded by cyclist Brent Devitt.of Kettering which makes its way along trails and through communities in Ohio to raise awareness and support for re-planting native trees to replace ash trees that have been lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.
TRECYCLE will be passing through Washington Court House on April 27,28,29, 2018 on a 180 mile route through Greene, Fayette and Ross Counties along the newly renamed Paint Creek Trail. Devitt plans to ride 75 miles a day the first and last day and a more leisurely 30 miles on Saturday..
$2000 has been raised this year through an online fund drive to plant 15 trees in Jamestown and Chillicothe in addition to the trees in Washington Court House. Devitt founded the organization in 2015 with a seven-day ride with trees donated to seven different parks along the Ohio Erie trail. Since then nearly $6000 in funds have helped plant over 335 trees in cities and parks spanning from the Little Miami Trail near Loveland all the way to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, in Cleveland.
The 6-10 foot trees are delivered to the cities with the assistance of Dan Struve of QRST Nursery.
The City of Washington C.H. Tree Committee celebrate Arbor Day with the Cherry Hill Primary School on April 26, 2018 by planting a Yoshino Cherry Tree.