Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and Mill River Park Collaborative Unite the Community Through Nature
Stamford Mayor David Martin to lead Red Maple Tree Planting
Stamford, CT April 8 - On Wednesday, April 18th, staff from Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and Mayor Martin will be welcomed to Mill River Park to plant a new Red Maple tree at the Park’s West River Path entrance, across the street from the Hampton Inn. In the spirit of Arbor Day and Earth Day coming up this month, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and Mill River Park Collaborative are thrilled to come together to create a beautiful and nurturing environment for trees to thrive, and encourage environmental stewardship to the communities that surround them.
Stamford Mayor David Martin will lead the Tree Planting Ceremony at 9am, to commemorate the value of trees to the city of Stamford, and their visual impact on the vibrant palette of the Park. The ceremony will be followed by a brief tree planting, ending around 9:45am.
"I am happy to see two of Stamford’s outstanding local organizations come together to create life and vibrancy in our city," said Stamford Mayor David Martin. "This link between the Mill River Collaborative and Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens shows their commitment to our common goal of fostering urban redevelopment while maintaining parks and green space for residents to enjoy."
As both organizations continue to spread awareness on the importance of environmental preservation, they too celebrate the milestones of their efforts, with a series of events to follow the weekend after the planting ceremony. There will be an ArborEarth Day Family Festival at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens on Saturday, April 21st, followed by an Earth Day celebration at Mill River Park on Sunday, April 22nd. More information on these events can be found at www.bartlettarboretum.org and www.millriverpark.org.