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Bettendorf to celebrate Arbor Day


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Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 12:25 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf


Bettendorf: On Friday April 26, the annual Arbor Day Ceremony will be held at the Bettendorf High School Campus in Bettendorf. The tree planting ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. with a proclamation read by Bettendorf Mayor, Robert Gallagher. There will be two Prairie Fire Crab Trees planted near the new entrance at the High School. The ceremony will honor Arbor Day which was first recognized in 1872. The trees will be provided by the Trees Are us Committee that is sponsored by the City of Bettendorf.

The following day the Committee will be planting an additional 51 trees along Tanglefoot Lane between Parkwild Drive and Greenbrier Drive between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Volunteers are welcome to join the activities on Saturday. For more information call 563-344-4115.

















 




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