Contact: Emily Heller
(WAUKESHA, WI) – To celebrate Arbor Day 2018, Waukesha County Parks is hosting a large-scale volunteer tree planting event on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in Fox River Park. Residents and groups are invited to help reforest and enhance the park. Fox River Park is located at W264S4500 River Rd., Waukesha.
“Planting trees not only enhances our public spaces, we’ll also be leaving a legacy for Waukesha County residents to enjoy for years to come,” said County Executive Paul Farrow. “Adding trees to county lands in honor of Arbor Day is one of my favorite traditions!”
Volunteers and county staff will be planting 250 native tree seedlings from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Nursery. Volunteers interested in assisting with planting the native tree seedlings should pre-register for a time slot online at http://waukeshacounty.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx by typing “Arbor Day” in the search box or call (262) 896-8074. Attendees will receive free park entrance and a free seedling to take home (while supplies last). Pre-registration is required by April 22nd to ensure a spot.
About the Waukesha County Park System
Waukesha County Park System is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow @WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
About Arbor Day
J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. The first formal Arbor Day was observed in 1872 with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world. For more information, visit https://www.arborday.org/