WVC hosts Arbor Day and Visiting Writer events Oct. 25 and Nov. 3

October 20, 2022

 Media Contacts:
Joan Qazi, WVC geography instructor, jqazi@wvc.edu
Derek Sheffield, WVC English faculty, dsheffield@wvc.edu
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436

Wenatchee Valley College presents an Arbor Day event Tuesday, Oct. 25, and a visiting writer event Thursday, Nov. 3 Both events are free and open to the public. Parking for both events is free.

Arbor Day celebration Oct. 25

The WVC Sustainability Committee and Tree Campus Higher Education will hold the Arbor Day celebration on Oct. 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. around the fountain on the Wenatchee campus. Attendees are encouraged to dress for outdoor activities.

The event will include a walking tour of trees on campus and the planting of several trees on campus, including one in dedication for a retired WVC employee. There will also be a presentation by Ben Thompson and Jess Lloyd from the Washington Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry department on “Ten Things to Know About Selecting, Planting, and Nurturing Shade Trees on your Property.” Following the event there will be an optional field trip to Wenatchee Rescue Mission at 1450 S. Wenatchee Avenue led by Rick Edwards, retired USFS forester.

The Arbor Day celebration is sponsored by the Associated Students of WVC and community partners Sustainable NCW, Wenatchee Rescue Mission, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Cascadia Conservation District.   

Visiting writer event Nov. 3

Visiting writer Taylor Brorby will speak about his book “BOYS AND OIL: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land,” in The Grove Recital Hall on Nov. 3 from 1-2 p.m.

About the book and author: “BOYS AND OIL” is a coming-of-age memoir sent in North Dakota. Brorby discusses his upbringing in oil country as a young, gay environmentalist. The book has recently received praise in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and the Chicago Review of Books. Brorby is an essayist and poet. The coeditor of “Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America,” his work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Orion, and North American Review, where he is a contributing editor.

This visiting writer event is sponsored by the WVC Arbor Day Committee, as well as Central Washington University, Write on the River, the WVC English Department, the WVC QSA (Queer Straight Alliance), ASWVC, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, A Book for All Seasons and the WVC Sustainability Committee.


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