Come witness the first Amelia Tree Conservancy Tree Planting Celebration to be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m.
Fernandina Beach, FL – The Amelia Tree Conservancy and the Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County will be celebrating the very first Amelia Tree Conservancy Tree Planting Celebration to be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m.
The ceremony will take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 1175 Lime Street, in Fernandina Beach.
In case of rain, ceremonies will take place under shelter.
Please join city and county residents and volunteers in recognizing Florida’s Arbor Day and in creating a legacy for future generations so all can learn how to plant, protect and preserve our unique maritime forest canopy.
According to www.arborday.org, Florida’s Arbor Day is always the third Friday in January, a date created to coincide with the best planting times for the state. National Arbor Day is celebrated each April.
Here is a schedule of Tuesday’s events:
8:30 to 10:30 School children help plant trees; children’s educational activities
10:00 Ceremony/speakers with invited guests, community members & volunteers
10:25 Everyone walks over to tree planting area to watch or help
10:30 – 12:30 Tree planting continues
12:30 Lunch break
1:45 Back to work planting trees
3:00 Boys & Girls Club children start to arrive at club
3:15 Rebecca Jordi will lead B & G club kids in activity & kids help plant trees
4:45 Job complete – 8 trees planted
For those so inclined, bring your gardening gloves and shovels and dig in! Volunteers welcome anytime between 8:30 and 4:00.
The Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC) is a diverse coalition of Amelia Island, Florida citizens formed in 2013 and dedicated to preserving our Maritime Forest Canopy.
Annual memberships are available beginning with a Student Level for only $15.00.
Learn more at www.ameliatreeconservancy.org.