Celebrate Arbor Day at Clark College with tree planting April 11
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Clark College a 2011 “Tree Campus USA” for its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the second consecutive year that the college has been honored in this way. The achievement will be recognized on Wednesday, April 11, as part of the college’s Arbor Day celebration. The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m. at Clark’s Oliva Family Learning Center. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps
Following a brief ceremony, the college will receive a 2011 Tree Campus USA plaque. It will be accepted by Clark College Vice President of Administrative Services Bob Williamson. Youngsters from the Early Learning Center will then participate in a ceremonial tree planting.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information can be found at arborday.org. According to the foundation, Southwest Washington is one of just a dozen areas in the country in which a government, utility and institution of higher learning have all received Tree USA designations.