Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 2:46 p.m.
On Saturday, April 28, the City of Spokane will celebrate their 15th consecutive year as Tree City USA with an Arbor Day Celebration at Finch Arboretum. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ceremony at 1 p.m.
WHERE: John A. Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd.
WHAT: Arbor Day celebration kick-off and Tree City USA award
Throughout the Arbor Day Celebration – rain or shine – Spokane Urban Forestry will present family activities, tree care and environmental education. Spokane County Master Composters will share all there is to know about bringing life to your soil. Visitors will enjoy tours of the trees and history of the Arboretum, learn how to attract birds and bugs to help a garden and yard thrive. The Arbor Day Foundation will recognize Spokane with a Tree City USA designation for the 15th consecutive year. Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. with remarks from Mayor David Condon, Washington State Urban & Community Forestry Manager Linden Lampman, and Environmental and Sustainability Manager Cadie Olsen.
About John A. Finch Arboretum
The John A. Finch Arboretum is Spokane’s “outdoor classroom” for naturalists, horticulturists and students of all ages. Located just off the Sunset Highway, the Arboretum occupies 65 acres of land along Garden Springs Creek where thousands of trees and shrubs can be seen and studied. Be sure to bring your cameras and kids to wander and play while admiring the natural beauty of the Inland Northwest and Spokane’s urban forest canopy. The botanical collections of the arboretum hold over 2,000 trees and shrubs representing over 600 species and varieties from around the world.
About City of Spokane Parks and Recreation
The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is the place to go for events, activities, classes and more. Start enjoying all your city has to offer by visiting our website at www.spokaneparks.org. For more information, you can also follow us follow us @SpokaneParks on Facebook and Twitter.