The City of Virginia Beach is hosting an Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park located at the corner of Dam Neck and Princess Anne Roads (3740 Dam Neck Road). This year, Virginia Beach will receive its 34th consecutive “Tree City USA” Award from the Virginia Department of Forestry. The “Tree City USA” award identifies the city as a community that has a proven commitment to an ongoing community forestry program. The event will take place beginning at 10:00 am, and the public is invited to attend.
Representatives from the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Beautification Commission, Virginia Beach Master Gardener Tree Stewards, and fourth grade students from Landstown Elementary School will also participate in the Arbor Day festivities. The Virginia Beach Council of Garden Clubs will host a reception after the ceremony. Virginia Beach residents are invited to attend the ceremony and to celebrate the “Tree City USA” award.
For more information about the Arbor Day celebration, or the City of Virginia Beach’s urban forestry program, please contact Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forest Management Office at (757) 385-4461 or landscape@VBgov.com.
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBParksRec
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