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Earth/Arbor Day activities set for April 24

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Woodinville named Tree City USA for 14th year

Earth Day activities in Woodinville will be held Saturday, April 24.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrate Earth Day with staff and other volunteers for invasive plant removal and maintenance. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, individuals and groups. Volunteers are asked to bring their own water, snacks, tools and gloves; some tools and gloves will be available.

This year’s activities will focus on the area where the Little Bear Creek flows into the Sammamish River (along the Sammamish River Trail). Signs will be posted along Wilmot Gateway Park to help identify the project site. Parking for this event will be in the Wilmot Gateway Park parking lot and across the street near City Hall.

The Tree City USA award ceremony, where the city will accept a Tree City USA banner and plaque to commemorate our 14th year as a Tree City will be held at noon. The award provides national recognition for Woodinville’s commitment to its forestry program. The Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters sponsors Tree City USA.

After the ceremony, volunteers are invited to assist staff in tree planting along the Sammamish River Trail (just north of Wilmot Gateway Park). If you are interested in volunteering for either event, please contact Brenda Eriksen at (425) 489-2700, ext. 2322. Volunteer agreement forms are required for participation and are available online at http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/Play/GetInvolved.asp.

For more information about this event, contact Erin Martindale at (425) 877-2283.

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