Thursday, April 25, 2013

Palm Coast Arbor Day Celebration

Palm Coast’s love of trees and commitment to environmental stewardship will be celebrated at Arbor Day 2013 on Saturday, May 4th (postponed due to weather) May 18th.  A day-long event featuring a tree give-away, butterfly release, food drive, walk/run, exhibits and fun activities for children including a petting zoo, character visits and rock-climbing wall.

Arbor Day 2013 will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Park, Town Center Palm Coast. Admission and parking are free.

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Just before the celebration will be the 5K Root Run/Walk, beginning at 8 a.m., and 1 Mile Flutter Foam Fun Run/Walk, at 8:45 a.m. New this year is a foam lane at the Finish Line. Register at:

At the main event, themed “Feed a Mouth, Get a Tree, Grow a Community,” attendees can exchange canned food or pet food items for a free three-gallon native hardwood tree. The Native Butterfly Release will be at 11 a.m. at center stage. Also returning this year is Flagler Schools’ Service Learning and Innovative Teaching Expo, showcasing projects done by students and teachers, puppet shows, and hands-on-demonstrations and games designed for various science, technology engineering and math competitions. Green vendors will have displays, and entertainment will be provided for all ages.

New fun being added to this year’s Arbor Day celebration are a rock-climbing wall and visits from Rae-Rae the Red Panda from PBS’ ENVIROPALS, from 10-11:30 a.m., and Cubby from the Daytona Cubs baseball team, from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Central Stage.

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and tree care.

For more information, visit or call Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Bennett at (386) 986-3722.


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