Arbor Day Cool Parks Grant Project
Arbor Day - Cool Parks Grant Project Saturday, September 21, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the City of Vernon celebrated Arbor Day with its first ever community tree planting event. Over thirty volunteers of all ages worked tirelessly to plant seventy five trees throughout Vernon, kicking off the City’s efforts to Green the City!
The event was funded by the Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Grant and organized in partnership with several state agencies and community organizations including: the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California Urban Forests Council, West Coast Arborists, Inc., the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Holy Angels Church of the Deaf located in Vernon.
As part of the Arbor Day event, the City acknowledged the memory and legacy of John Van de Kamp, former Attorney General of California and faithful champion for Vernon, by planting and dedicating a tree in his honor.Trees reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, clean water and air, provide aesthetic and habitat value, and improve public health. As part of its commitment to promote the wellbeing of present and future generations, the City of Vernon will continue to plant trees in the City with the ultimate goal of attaining a Tree City USA designation as provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.