Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Gail Mastrati, DEM – 401-255-6144
GOVERNOR MCKEE, DEM, LOCAL OFFICIALS AND PARTNERS TO MARK ARBOR DAY IN EAST PROVIDENCE WITH AWARDS, TREE PLANTING
PROVIDENCE – Tomorrow, in observance of Arbor Day, Governor Dan McKee will be joined by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, the RI Tree Council, the City of East Providence, National Grid and other partners at a special celebration in East Providence to mark the 134th anniversary of Arbor Day in Rhode Island. The ceremony will also include Tree City and Tree Campus USA award presentations and the ceremonial planting of a tulip tree at Hull Street Park. Fifteen evergreen and shade trees have been planted at the park to commemorate the day.
For decades, Arbor Day observances have recognized trees as living witnesses to the events and lives that have shaped our nation, our state, and our communities. Arbor Day provides an opportunity to educate citizens and children about what valuable resource trees are in terms of our health, our economy, and our quality of life.
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