Arbor Day Celebration Postponed until 2021
Next spring, District 91 will partner with the Village of Forest Park and the Arbor Day Foundation to hopefully celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, 2021 by planting trees near the Village Hall and at the Forest Park Schools.
Commissioner of Public Property Jessica Voogd, Village Administrator Tim Gillian and Public Works Director John Doss will work with Superintendent Dr. Louis Cavallo and District 91 school administrators to help Forest Park offically become designated a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. Part of the process involved an official village proclamation in support of Arbor Day, which occurred at the January 27th village council meeting. Tree City USA is a national recognition program that began in 1976 and is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. There are four standards a village must meet in order to receive designation as a Tree City USA:
- Having a tree board or department;
- Putting into place a tree care ordinance;
- A community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita;
- An Arbor Day proclamation and observance.
District 91 will get involved in the Arbor Day observance by scheduling special activities and events and planting a tree at each school during the week of April 26th. The district will also participate in the Village observance. For more information about the District 91 2021 Arbor Day Celebration contact Scott Dunnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.