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April 16, 2010 - 1:41pm

City to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day together

posted by Billie Owens in Announcements.

The City of Batavia will celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24.

The morning will begin at Austin Park on Jefferson Avenue with: a presentation on “Eco-friendly, Cost-Saving Energy Tips” by National Grid; a Seed Starting Display by the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners; a composting display by GLOW; and a proclamation by City Council.

Volunteers will then be assigned a city park or downtown Main and Ellicott Street area to pick up debris. The volunteers will be asked to regroup at Austin Park at 11:30 a.m. for a tree-planting ceremony.

There will be giveaways donated by Target during the main presentation and free reusable shopping bags donated by Lowes for the first 50 volunteers.

The tree for the planting ceremony has been donated by Lowes. ARC is also donating its services and supplies for the event and Tim Horton’s is donating coffee and TimBits for the volunteers.

This event will take place rain or shine. Volunteers are needed to give a couple hours of their time to get out and recognize Earth Day & Arbor Day and to help Clean up & Green up Batavia!  There are additional hours available for students interested in community service hours. 

If there are any questions, please contact:

Jodie Freese
Office of the City Manager
One Batavia City Centre
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone:   (585) 345-6333
Fax:        (585) 343-8182
E-mail:   [email protected]
 

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