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City Celebrating Earth Day Throughout April

Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and the City is celebrating throughout the month, with a variety of “Restore Our Earth” themed programs and events.  Highlights of the month-long celebration, focused on restoring healthy natural systems such as forests, soils, clean air and water, and plastic-free oceans, include:

“Dressed to a T” Tree Wrapping 
In collaboration with two local non-profits (aZul for Better Living and Sea Turtle Adventures), 12 trees around the City will be “dressed up” in sustainable recycled fabrics with floral patterns. This innovative tree wrapping program provides an opportunity for adults with special needs (called Creatives) to express their artistic talents while bringing awareness to nature and the trees. Community members are invited to take photos and share them through social media. Those that hashtag the photos with #GoGreenBoynton will be placed in a drawing to win a $20 gift card to a Go Green Business program participant in and around #DowntownBoynton.  Trees are located at:

•    Nine trees along E. Ocean Ave. from City Hall to Federal Hwy. (Will be dressed on April 6)
•    One oak tree in the playground behind Schoolhouse Children’s Museum (Will be dressed on April 6)
•    Two oak trees outside the Ezell Hester Jr. Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd (Dressed now!)

Drive Through Earth Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway 
On April 17, 10 am – 12 pm, Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center (1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.), 200 native and fruit trees will be distributed to City residents on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be eco-friendly giveaways and Earth Day themed music.

Other celebration components throughout the month, planned through a partnership with the City’s Sustainability Office, Recreation and Parks Dept. and the City Library, include Earth friendly giveaways (conservation kits & rain barrels), an Earth Day playlist, additional kid-friendly Earth Day programs & activities and the opportunity to take the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation pledge to save water.  Details can be found at GoGreenBoynton.com

For more information, contact Rebecca Harvey at 561-742-6494. 

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