Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Palm Coast Arbor Day Celebration ~ 2016

Palm Coast's love of trees and commitment to environmental sustainability will be celebrated at Arbor Day 2016 on Saturday, May 7 - a day-long event featuring a tree give-away, butterfly release and tent, food/pet food drive, run/walk, exhibits and fun activities for all ages. A new feature this year will be secure document shredding available to all for free!

Arbor Day 2016 will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission and parking are free.

Just before the celebration will be the Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk, beginning at 8 a.m. 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 (one tree per household, while quantities last).

The Native Butterfly Release will be at 11 a.m. at center stage. Other fun activities are planned for all ages, including a butterfly tent, bird and snake exhibits, green vendors, a fire prevention activity, and a kite exhibit. There will be yummy food and entertainment featuring DJ Vern. The giant Kids Zone with tons of fun for children. The Kids Zone will include Home Depot flower pots activity, chalk art, balloon maker, face-painting, and build-a-birdhouse.

New this year is a free paper-shredding service, so bring your old documents for professional shredding! Plan to take advantage of this hands-free, uncomplicated process as totes will be wheeled to your car to help unload your paper and bring it to a chute that dumps all of it into a shredder.
For the free shredding service, acceptable items include: staples, paper clips, spirals, notebooks, expired credit cards, check books, folders with small prongs with small amounts of metal/plastic. Unacceptable items include: batteries, three-ring binders, binder clips, hard drives, X-rays and large amounts of metal/plastic. Shredded materials will be recycled, with the ink and color removed to produce new paper towels, tissues, etc.

Palm Coast's Arbor Day 2016 is sponsored by the Palm Coast Observer, Florida Hospital Flagler and Home Depot. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and tree care.

For more information, visit or contact Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Mini at 386-986-3722.

Event Source: Media Release

Always verify event information before going.  Event information is subject to change.


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