Local environmental group plants trees at Lake Casa Blanca

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - New trees are being added to Lake Casa Blanca as part of an annual event.

Everything from the Mexican Olive Tree to the Sandpaper Tree are being planted as part of the Rio Grande International Study Center’s second annual tree planting ceremony.

Key sponsors from the second annual Earth Day event will have a plaque next to one of the eight trees to recognize its efforts.

Among the organizations receiving the recognition is El Buffalo Pawn and as one of the owners says its important for local organizations to participate in helping the environment.