Commemorative Tree Dedication – Friday, December 6

Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, announce the dedication of 32 commemorative trees along the Pantano River Park. Each tree to be dedicated has been purchased by Tucson area residents, honoring friends and family. The dedication ceremony will include a reading of the names for which trees have been dedicated, and names inscribed at the nearby Children’s Memorial Garden. At the conclusion of the ceremony attendees are invited for a brief walking tour of the newly dedicated trees.

The new Pantano River Park commemorative tree program is based upon the success of the completed El Paseo de los Arboles commemorative tree project where 600 trees were added on the Santa Cruz River bank. Over the next several years 570 trees will be added along the Pantano Wash. The dedicated trees will restore over two miles of natural habitat, and will grow to provide shade for users of this year-old multi-use path. Commemorative trees are available for purchase through Tucson Clean & Beautiful for $225 each, including the tree, irrigation lines and numbered marker installation, name dedication at a commemorative plaza, and guaranteed replacement. Tree purchases are partially tax-deductible.

Who: Tree donors, park users and the public

What: Commemorative Tree Dedication

When: Friday, December 6, 2013 – 11 a.m. to Noon

Where: Pantano River – Garden of the Families, 2500 S. Pantano Pkwy
West side of Pantano Parkway NORTH of Golf Links Rd

Note: On-site parking is limited, carpooling encouraged. Additional parking available SOUTH of Golf Links & Pantano Parkway at Michael Perry Park, 2755 S. Pantano Pkwy – a short 0.4 mile walk or bike ride to the northwest along Pantano River Park. A shuttle will be on site at 10 a.m. to transport people from Michael Perry Park to the event site.

Contact: B.J. Cordova, Director of Programs, Tucson Clean and Beautiful
Bj.cordova@tucsonaz.gov or 520-837-6832 or visit www.tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org for more information

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