Get Ready for Fontana’s Arbor Day Celebration
Fontana, California – The Mayor and City Council invite the public to attend Fontana’s fifteenth annual Arbor Day Celebration on March 16 at the Mary Vagle Nature Center, located at 11501 Cypress Avenue.
The celebration will begin with comments from city officials on the value of our parks and trees. As part of the comments, the City will receive a “Tree City USA” award from the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Tree City USA award is given to communities who work to plant and maintain healthy urban forests. “The award reflects a commitment to the value of our city trees as an integral part of a high quality of life,” said Dean.
Over 200 third graders from Canyon Crest and Shadow Hills Elementary Schools will attend the celebration and participate in several hands-on, earth friendly crafts and activities.
The Nature Center will also have a live animal demonstration from the Animal Guys, which will feature exotic animals from all over the world.
“Arbor Day provides a venue to appreciate all our city does to maintain a healthy urban forest, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the value of trees, something we often take for granted,” said Rick Dean, Community Services Coordinator at the Nature Center.
To find out more about the Arbor Day celebration, please call the Nature Center at (909) 349-6994 or visit online at nature.fontana.org.