WVC plants trees for Arbor Day 2021

October 21, 2021

Media Contact:
Joan Qazi, WVC sustainability coordinator and geography faculty, jqazi@wvc.edu
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

 Wenatchee Valley College will host an Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Hosts and attendees will be planting 20 native trees on the west side of Sexton Hall on the Wenatchee campus. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition to planting trees, there will be a poetry reading by WVC creative writing students and a tour of on-campus trees. Refreshments will be available. Attendees should dress for possible rain and bring gardening gloves if they have them.

Everyone attending the event must be masked at all times, ensure a distance between people of at least six feet and complete a system attestation form before arriving (wvc.edu/Visitor). Questions about COVID-19 protocol for this event can be directed to Joan Qazi (jqazi@wvc.edu) or the WVC Public Health group (publicheath@wvc.edu).

This event is coordinated by WVC Sustainability and Tree Campus Higher Education Committee and sponsored by the Associated Students of WVC, Sustainable Wenatchee and Derby Canyon Natives, who provided the trees.

“We hope this event will help our community recognize the vital role that trees play for our climate, for our mental health, and for our campus ecosystem,” said Joan Qazi, WVC sustainability coordinator.

For more information about sustainability at WVC, visit wvc.edu/Sustainability.


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