Saturday, October 17, 2015

Holyoke Arbor Day to Be Celebrated at Kelly Elementary School

Nuestras Raíces is announcing that an Arbor Day celebration will be held at 12:30 AM on Wednesday October 21st, 2015 at Kelly Elementary School. Representatives from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Nuestras Raíces, and TD Bank, will help Kelly School celebrate Arbor Day.

The event will feature the planting of Ten (6) trees on the grounds of the school and volunteers from TD Bank.

This year’s event will feature an increased number of plantings over previous years due to tree funding that has been provided to Nuestras Raíces by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, under the Greening the Gateway Cities program, which provides free shade and ornamental trees to Holyoke residents.

Also, Nuestras Raíces was a recipient of a TD Green Streets award this year, which allows for greater community outreach and celebration around this year’s Arbor Day event. TD Green Streets is a grant program from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation which is designed to support innovation in urban forestry. Nuestras Raíces’ grant has funded projects throughout Holyoke, including community outreach, education, and innovative watering strategies that are involving youth.

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