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Hy-Vee Celebrates Arbor Day with Reforestation Project and Seedling Giveaway

April 25, 2018 | News & Press Releases

More than 3,000 trees to be planted at Winford Wildlife Management Area in New Sharon

NEW SHARON, Iowa (April 25, 2018) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it will celebrate Arbor Day by funding a reforestation project at the Winford Wildlife Management Area in New Sharon, Iowa, on Friday, April 27. The trees and seedlings were purchased with proceeds from sales of Hy-Vee One Step paper products.

In a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Hy-Vee volunteers will plant more than 3,000 trees at the Winford Wildlife Management Area, including Cottonwood, River Birch, Sycamore, Silver Maple, Bur Oak, Pin Oak, Swamp White Oak, Shagbark, Shell Bark Hickory and Black Walnut. The event will begin with a brief introduction about Hy-Vee’s One Step program as well as a $10,000 check presentation from Kimberly-Clark, which will assist in funding reforestation projects.

Arbor Day Celebration – Reforestation Project

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Introduction and check presentation will occur at 9:30 a.m.)
Friday, April 27

Winford Wildlife Management Area
2277 120th St.
New Sharon, IA 50207

Hy-Vee’s One Step program turns proceeds from everyday products into donations that help to feed the hungry, grow community gardens, plant trees and build wells. This spring, the program is expanding to include even more products including multipacks of One Step bottled waters and all Hy-Vee brand cereals. For more information on the One Step program, click here.

While the reforestation project is taking place, Hy-Vee will also give away more than 4,000 Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings at select stores across its eight-state region on Arbor Day.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit