Langley – An annual tradition that celebrates trees and the importance of the urban forest returns this spring, and everyone is invited to come out, have some fun, and learn about being a good environmental steward.
Community Arbour Day will be presented by the Township of Langley on Sunday, April 28, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Dale Ball Passive Park, 20708 – 36 Avenue. Now in its seventeenth year, the free, family-friendly event gives guests a chance to experience the many ways trees contribute to the wellbeing of the community, while enjoying interactive displays and activities, arts and crafts, community planting, and rope climbing. Bags of compost will also be available for visitors to take home and use to nourish their own gardens.
“This is a great event for people of all ages,” said Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese. “Arbour Day is held in conjunction with Earth Day and each year it is held in a different community. It is a wonderful opportunity to spotlight the many beautiful parks and green spaces we enjoy here in the Township.”
During the event, a number of trees will be planted by Township Council to honour members of the community who have passed away, but left lasting legacies. This year, commemorative trees will be planted for:
Bob Anderlini – pioneer
Dr. Fred Ceresney – physician and veteran
Beverly Anne Clay – horticulture enthusiast and volunteer
David Coppin – volunteer and Township of Langley employee
Steve Dreise – volunteer
John Jones – volunteer and sports advocate
Lynda Jongs – volunteer
Bob Lynch – generational farmer and Township of Langley employee
William (Bill) Marr – pioneer
Cora Mufford – pioneer
Don Mufford – pioneer
Trevor Mufford – member of pioneering Mufford family
Joy Richardson – equestrian enthusiast
Deni Roberge – volunteer
Norman Severide – pioneer and veteran
Erik Simonsen – volunteer
David Truman – volunteer
For more information, visit tol.ca/arbourday.