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Planting the Seeds of Conservation in New Jersey: The Land Conservancy Will Host Arbor Day Celebration at its Boonton Headquarters

On April 26th, 2019, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey will host an Arbor Day celebration in Boonton. The event will promote the importance of tree planting as a critical part of The Land Conservancy’s broader mission of protecting New Jersey’s beautiful natural open spaces.

First established to celebrate the importance of trees to our natural ecosystems, towns around the world have hosted different versions of tree planting festivals for centuries. In the United States, the holiday was made official in a 1907 proclamation by noted conservationist President Theodore Roosevelt. Since then, schools and municipalities have focused on educating young people and replanting trees.

This year’s festivities will take place on Friday, April 26th from 4 PM to 6 PM at our headquarters in Boonton (19 Boonton Avenue). Children aged 5-10 are invited to join us for a fun, educational afternoon program including tree planting, hikes, a tour of our native garden, arts and crafts, and refreshments.

For information about the event, contact Barbara McCloskey at bmccloskey@tlc-nj.org. Stay tuned for more information.

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