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Sign-up for Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

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Name: Sign-up for Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Event Description:
SIGN UP FOR ARBOR DAY
TREE GIVEAWAY
Eligibility:  Property Owners Within the City Limits
Drawing Date:   April 20th, 2017 -  8:00 a.m. @
Urban Forestry Committee Meeting


PROCLAIMING
APRIL 28TH, 2017 AS ARBOR DAY
IN THE CITY OF PARK RAPIDS

WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed  to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees; and

WHEREAS, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska; and,

WHEREAS, childhood asthma rates are lower in urban communities that have a higher density of trees; and,

WHEREAS, trees and forests improve our mental health by reducing stress and increasing concentration; and,

WHEREAS, in 50 years, one tree provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control; and,

WHEREAS, forests create high-quality drinking water by acting as a natural filter; and

WHEREAS, getting a daily dose of trees is healthy for all Minnesotans; and,

WHEREAS, each year, on the last Friday in April, and throughout the month of May,  Minnesotans pay special tribute to rural and community trees and all  the natural resources, and dedicate themselves to the continued vitality of our state's forests.

NOW, THEREFORE,  I, Pat Mikesh, Mayor of Park Rapids, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 28th, 2017 as:
ARBOR DAY
in the City of Park Rapids 
 
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