Arbor Day & International Migratory Bird Day Celebration
New this year, the City will be holding a joint celebration of Arbor Day (April 26, 2013) and International Migratory Bird Day (May 11, 2013) to celebrate and bring attention to the importance of trees and birds in our community. The celebration will be geared towards kids in grades K-5 and their families, but all are welcome to attend.
Saturday, May 4th
8 am - 12 pm
McKee Farms Park (shelter)
8:00-9:30 – Intro to birding talk and walk (David Drake, UW Extension)
9:00-11:30 – Kids crafts and games
9:30 – Arbor Day tree planting with Mayor Pfaff
10:00 – Welcome by Mayor; Bird City Wisconsin recognition (Carl Schwartz)
10:15 – Live raptor program (Raptor Education Group, Inc)
11:15 – "Save-an-Ash" tree tagging
Earth Day, founded by former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, falls on April 22 every year. In Fitchburg, members of the community have commemorated this day by volunteering to plant trees, mulch planting areas, spread playground surface material, and clean up parks, waterways and other public properties.
In 2013, the Parks Department will not be holding an organized park clean-up event on a particular day. However, neighborhood groups and other community groups can stil organize their own activities and coordinate with our department. These activities typically take place in April or May. Contact Ed Bartell to set up your own work day.
Photo by Jeremy Hecht