The City of Charlottetown welcomed an enthusiastic group of elementary students to Victoria Park today (May 19) to celebrate Arbor Day. And what a beautiful day for it!
Arbor Day is a celebration of the importance of our forests and green spaces. It has been an ongoing tradition across North America since 1872. Residents are encouraged to take a hands-on role in beautifying the community and realizing the importance of trees to our quality of life here in Charlottetown.
Nearly 190 students from L.M Montgomery Elementary School, West Kent Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, St. Jean Elementary and École François-Buote participated in the City of Charlottetown’s 2017 Arbor Day activities, which included a nature tour, invasive species detection, tree planting, mulching and nature themed games – among other activities. Students helped plant 140 native trees and shrubs provided by the Provincial Government’s Greening Spaces program and each student also received a tree seedling to take home.
For information on how to get your school involved in the City’s Arbor Day activities, contact 902-566-5548.
To check out more photos from the event, visit the City's Facebook page and click on the Charlottetown Arbor Day 2017 album: www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown.
Photo cutline: L.M. Montgomery students, Samantha Wood and Jayden Kelly, work together to plant a tree in Victoria Park as part of Arbor Day.
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