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Purpose The Memorial Tree Grove has been developed to memorialize individuals who have enjoyed, been active, or had an interest in the areas of outdoor recreation, the BEAR Project, and the Evanston community. Names are accepted year-round to be engraved on a granite stone marker in the grove, which is located along the banks of the Bear River and adjacent to the BEAR community center pavilion and ice ponds.
Submitting Names Families and friends of deceased individuals may memorialize their loved ones in the grove. A one-time fee of $350 per individual contributes to:
Engraving the name on a granite stone marker in the tree grove
Future improvements to the BEAR Project and Bear River Greenway
Maintenance of the tree grove for all time
Names are engraved once per year and are recognized during a recognition ceremony scheduled for the second Saturday in September of each year. The deadline for adding names to the Memorial Tree Grove is August 1 of each year.
For More Information For general information about the Memorial Tree Grove or to submit a name to be memorialized, please contact either Marilee Jackson or Dennis Poppinga at 307-789-1770.