City of Indio to Celebrate 12th Annual Arbor Day

WHO: CITY OF INDIO
WHAT: CITY OF INDIO TO CELEBRATE 12TH ANNUAL ARBOR DAY
  The City of Indio will celebrate its 12th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Miles Avenue Park located at 82540 Miles Avenue, Indio, California 92201. Indio is the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley as recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation. Trees not only provide shade, cut cooling/heating costs, and cleanse the air, but they also increase property values and help beautify neighborhoods. Indio Councilmember Glenn Miller will issue the Arbor Day Proclamation at 9 a.m. and kick off the tree planting event.

Arbor Day was founded nearly 150 years ago and is now observed across the nation and the world. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest non-profit conservation and education organization dedicated to tree planting. Its Tree City USA program was founded in 1976 and cities can only achieve such status by meeting its core standards of sound urban forestry management.

The community is invited to serve as volunteers as well as donate and plant trees during the celebration to help improve the environment and beautify the community. To donate trees or participate at the event, please contact Paul Stalma at (760) 625- 1806 or pstalma@indio.org, or Isaac Garza at (442) 391-6437 or igarza@indio.org.

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Miles Avenue Park, 82540 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201
CONTACT: Paul Stalma, Park and Landscape Supervisor

(760) 625-1806 or pstalma@indio.org