In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. 2017 will mark the 145th anniversary of Arbor Day, a holiday that is now observed throughout our nation and the world.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Location: Future site of Westside Riverway Park on Dewey Ave.
Time: 12:00 pm
Dennis Regan, The Berkshire Director of the Housatonic Valley Association, will be the keynote speaker.
This free event is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Program and RSVP.