Calling all lovers of the natural world! Join us for a fun, earth-friendly afternoon as we celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with special guests from the Town of Greenburgh, and kick-off our new year-round volunteer campaign.
Earth Day is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Arbor Day celebrates a day for tree planting. At the Nature Center, we celebrate both of these special days by working with volunteers to spruce up our grounds, prepare our garden beds, clear our trails, and do other projects while providing educational information for the public.
This year, the Town of Greenburgh, which was recently named a Tree City USA Community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the second consecutive year, is joining us to celebrate Arbor Day at the Nature Center. The presentation portion of the program begins at 2pm with the reading of the Town’s Arbor Day Proclamation by Town Forestry Officer, Aaron Schmidt. Immediately following will be the ceremonial planting of a tree on the Nature Center’s grounds with New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. SavATree will then provide a planting demonstration and discussion on root collar disorders. Afterwards, attendees will have an opportunity to visit educational tables courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County. The first 100 attendees will receive a free tree seedling courtesy of The Care of Trees.