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Arbor Day 2017 Volunteer Project

(Miami, FL April 26, 2017) - Join City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell and City officials for the 2017 Arbor Day Nature Conservancy Restoration Volunteer Project on Saturday, April 29, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Virginia Key Beach. To volunteer click here.  See flyer below for more information. In honor of Arbor Day, over 250 trees will be planted throughout the City of Miami in the months of April and May. The City also partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to plant trees in 5 schools towards their Million Trees in Schools initiative.

This year the City received the 10 Year Tree City USA Award for being designated as a Tree City USA since 2007. Miami achieved this recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Trees provide multiple benefits when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

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