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Arbor Day Celebration
Event Date:
04/28/2017
Event Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Melrose Park
 
Address:
330 Asbury Avenue
Melrose Park PA 19027
Commemorate the 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Cheltenham Township.
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Cheltenham Township will commemorate its 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 28 in Melrose Park, 330 Asbury Avenue in Melrose Park. Between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., members of the Philly Pops Festival Chorus, featuring Calli Graver, will sing the “Star Spangled Banner,” and children from Cheltenham and Myers Elementary Schools will make presentations about the importance of trees. In addition, the Township will honor Grace Brooks Conklin, the resident who originally inspired the Arbor Day celebration in the community.

The event will end with the planting of a Kwanzan Cherry and Red Flowering Dogwood tree in the park. Participants will also receive complimentary White Flowering Dogwood seedlings to plant at their homes.

The Annual Arbor Day Celebration, which is sponsored by the Cheltenham Parks and Recreation Department, reflects the township’s long-time commitment to a healthy community urban tree forest and environmental sustainability. In fact, the Township was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Cheltenham is one of over 3,400 communities to achieve Tree City USA designation by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance and annual forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

In addition, in 2013 Cheltenham became the first community in Montgomery County to adopt a sustainability plan that unites local government with residents, businesses, institutions, and other stakeholders behind shared goals to create a more resilient and environmentally friendly community. For more information about Arbor Day, call 215-635-3255.

 

 

 
 
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