The City of SeaTac celebrated Arbor Day at Angle Lake Park Wednesday, April 23, with its fifth year as a Tree City USA and its third year receiving the Tree City USA Growth Award with city residents, staff and volunteers in attendance.
Council member Pam Fernald read the Arbor Day Proclamation and Ben Thompson, Urban Forestry Specialist from the Department of Natural Resources presented the Growth Award for the City of SeaTac to Council member Fernald and Parks Maintenance Supervisor Roger Chounard.
Nine eager volunteers from the SeaTac Radisson Hotel were on hand to assist in planting eight Bowhall Maples below the rest room area at Angle Lake Park. Also on hand was a crew from the Washington Conservation Corp who have also been recently been performing invasive plant species removal on other property near Angle Lake Park.
The Tree City USA Growth Award is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating cities. Read more about Tree City USA here: http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/
Here are some photos of the celebration courtesy Pam Fernald: