Arbor Day - Saturday, April 27
Please join the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado Springs Together and other community partners for the Arbor Day Ceremony in Mountain Shadows Park.
City Council President, Keith King will read the Arbor Day Proclamation followed by a presentation by Keith Wood from the Colorado State Forest Service of the "Tree Line USA" and "Tree City USA" awards. Mayor Steve Bach and other dignitaries will then participate in a ceremonial tree planting in Mountain Shadows Park.
The ceremony will be followed by a seedling giveaway before teams of volunteers disburse throughout the neighborhood to work on their projects to help restore the natural environment impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Shadows Park
5151 Flying W. Ranch Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Arbor Day Projects:
After the ceremony, volunteers from several community organizations will plant trees in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood and open space to help revitalize the area following the Waldo Canyon Fire. These efforts include:
- Volunteers from Charis Bible College and members from Comcast Cares (as part of Comcast Cares Day, Comcast's signature day of volunteer service) will plant 120 Ponderosa Pines along Flying W Rd.
- The Coalition for the Upper South Platte will work with Eagleview Middle School along Flying W Road.
- Colorado Springs Utilities will work on the area surrounding the Wilson water tank to beautify and stabilize the area.
- Volunteers will plant a mix of about 100 conifer and deciduous trees on properties belonging to residents participating in the post-fire program sponsored by Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Tree Coalition: ReForest Colorado, and the City of Colorado Springs Forestry Division.
- CSFD's Wildfire Mitigation Department, with support from faculty and staff from the US Air Force Academy, will plant several hundred seedlings on private land and open space drainage areas in the neighborhood.
Please join us in the festivities and help restore Mountain Shadows!
Colorado Springs Together is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit:
Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens, business professionals and dedicated public servants in the community, facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26, 2012, by the Waldo Canyon Fire.