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Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 on May 6

Help grow Loveland's urban forest at a tree planting at Mehaffey Park

Post Date:04/30/2017 6:15 PM

Contact: Rob MacDonald, 962- 3441

UPDATE April 26:   The tree planting at Mehaffey Park has been rescheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, May 6 - weather-permitting.   

Updates will also be posted to the City's main Facebook and Twitter pages:

UPDATE April 21:   The tree planting event at Mehaffey Park, scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, April 22, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Original Press Release from April 12 follows:
Please join the Loveland Parks and Recreation Department staff as we celebrate Arbor Day 2017.  While a variety of planting opportunities will occur, the City Council has formally proclaimed the planting on Friday, April 21, 2017, as the City's official celebration.  A representative of the Fort Collins District of the Colorado State Forest Service will be present to award the City with its 28th consecutive Tree City USA award.  Tree City USA awards recognize the efforts of volunteers and staff to maintain and enhance the diversity, beauty, and safety of Loveland's community forest.

The celebration of Arbor Day is not limited to a single day.  This year the City will be planting trees at various sites in the community. All are welcome to participate. 

April 21, 2017:  City Councilors, guests, and staff will plant a Plains two trees at the Loveland Public Library at noon.

April 22, 2017:  Volunteers from the Loveland High School chapter of the National Honor Society will plant 14 trees at Mehaffey Park Disc Golf Course.  Participants will meet at 9 a.m.  Enter the park by turning south from  West 29th ST into the Park.  Watch for signs directing volunteers to the planting site. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear gloves, suitable footwear, and layered outwear. Also, please bring a shovel for digging, marked with your name.

For more information visit our website or contact Parks’ Forestry Specialist, Rob MacDonald, at 962-3441 to volunteer.

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