Aggie Replant Day Set For Oct. 19
More than 500 Aggie student volunteers will plant more than 700 trees across the Bryan-College Station area for Aggie Replant Day this Saturday, Oct. 19.
Aggie Replant, a Texas A&M University student-led organization that launched in 1991 to replenish some of the trees cut down for the annual Aggie Bonfire, will plant trees in residential areas and the newly opened Aggieland Safari.
Aggie Replant Associate Director Robert Cook said the organization takes pride in its dual mission of service and sustainability.
“We in Aggie Replant truly love that we are able to serve this campus and Bryan-College Station community by keeping our environment sustainable,” Cook said. “It is so rewarding to see so many student volunteers get down in the dirt and enjoy giving back. We love what our organizations stands for and each year continue to strive to plant more and more trees than the year before.”
Since Aggie Replant’s launch in 1991, it has grown into a full Student Government Association committee and one of the largest student-run environmental service projects in the country.
From 2013 to 2017, Aggie Replant took part in the Bastrop Lost Pines Recovery effort, planting 45,000 trees to help the region recover from the 2011 wildfire. In 2018, the group turned its focus to assisting TreeFolks in its Trees for the Blanco event, where 45 Aggie Replant members traveled to San Marcos to plant 1,600 seedlings.
Aggie Replant Publicity Chair Alejandra Ramirez said although volunteer registration for this year’s Replant Day is closed, there will be more planting and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Ramirez added that individuals interested in volunteering can follow @AggieReplant on social media for updates.