Arbor Day/Earth Day
An award to Santa Clara as a "Tree City, U.S.A." will highlight the annual Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. on the Triton Museum grounds at 1505 Warburton Avenue. 2013 will mark the 25th year that the City of Santa Clara will be presented with a Tree City U.S.A award from the National Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing Santa Clara for its effective tree care program, which includes an integrated pest management system, increased tree plantings, continuing education for City tree crews, and computerized irrigation for all landscaping throughout the City in public rights-of-way and medians. In past years, Santa Clara's tree programs have also resulted in the City receiving a Gold Leaf Award from the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, one of only three awards given in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. The Arbor Day/Earth Day event will include guest speakers, information on tree care, and ideas on things everyone can do to help preserve the earth’s natural resources. Officials on hand will include members of the City Council, the Parks & Recreation Commission, and children from local schools. For more information, call 1-408-615-3080.