Help plant trees for Arbor Day Saturday

October 7, 2010

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NEW — 2:35 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Newcastle will celebrate Arbor Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday by hosting a work party to plant 300 conifer trees in the May Creek Basin.

Volunteers should come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes, as much of the work will be on steep slopes, said Newcastle Weed Warriors founder Grace Stiller, who is helping organize the event.

Stiller said there would also be an area atop the steep slope for children to work.

The city will provide the tools for the work party, and maintenance worker Corey Miller will give a tree-planting demonstration before work begins.

Volunteers should meet at the main entrance to the future sports park, 12614 S.E. 95th Way, where there will be parking available. Event coordinators will direct volunteers to the work site from the parking area.

The Coal Creek YMCA will also shuttle volunteers to the site. It will depart the Coal Creek YMCA at 9:30 a.m. and make a stop at Lake Boren Park. The shuttle will leave Lake Boren Park at 9:45 a.m. and drive to the work site.

Click here to see the flier on Newcastle Weed Warriors’ website. Learn more by calling Stiller at 228-7927, Jerry Washington at the Coal Creek YMCA at 282-1507, or city Parks Program Manager Michael Holly or city Infrastructure Manager Brian Smith at City Hall at 649-4444.

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