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DEM, Partners Mark Arbor Day With Grant Awards, Tree Planting

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council, the City of Providence, and National Grid will hold a special celebration on Friday to mark the 130th anniversary of Arbor Day. As part of the event, several Rhode Island communities will receive awards as part of the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City and Tree Campus USA programs; urban forestry grants for nine local communities will also be announced.

WHO: Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza DEM Director Janet Coit Providence Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan John Campanini, Technical Advisor, Rhode Island Tree Council

WHERE: Mount Pleasant High School 434 Mount Pleasant Avenue Providence, Rhode Island

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.

***PHOTO OP Ceremonial tree planting

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  • Department or agency: Department of Environmental Management
  • Online: http://www.dem.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 04-26-2017

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