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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Earth Day 2013 has come and gone, but thankfully this year I am left with some excellent memories.
Congratulations to the city of Roanoke and Grandin Village for the excellent job they did with their Earth Day/Arbor Day combined celebration.
If you missed this year’s celebration, I suggest you plan on attending it next year. The annual Grandin Village event is such a diverse day celebrating all things Earth.
Roanoke wisely combines Earth Day with Arbor Day. Here are several related items that may have gone unnoticed.
On April 13, Roanoke’s urban forest program and its tree stewards planted dogwood trees at Wasena Elementary School. The site for one tree was prepared that day but the tree was not planted until the following Friday. That Friday the tree was planted as part of a special Arbor Day program at the school. What a wonderful lesson for the students.
Also, UPS donated a mix of 45 tulip and sweet gum trees to Roanoke as part of its nationwide Arbor Day celebration. The trees were planted at Fishburn Park on Arbor Day.
Great job and thank you UPS for giving back to the community. Remember this: People who celebrate the Earth are well grounded.
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