Celebrate Spring With Earth Day And The Great American Cleanup And Keep Lakewood Beautiful

Sunshine and spring have finally arrived here in Lakewood, Ohio and the Keep Lakewood Beautiful organization is celebrating this time of year with its Annual Earth Day and Great American Cleanup on April 30th from 9-11am beginning at City Center Park at the intersection of Cook and Detroit Aves. Come one or come all, and help spruce up the downtown Detroit Ave. commercial district. Learn from arborists, and then we will: plant a tree in observance of Arbor Day in City Center Park, plant flowers, and mulch trees and large planters. Meet at City Center Park, at the intersection of Cook & Detroit Avenues. For more information or optional pre-registration see:http://www.onelakewood.com/KLB Or call 529-6601.

After we spruce up downtown Lakewood, be sure and take home a free seedling tree and recycled flowers. We will be giving away free seedling trees that have been potted by Lakewood High School Horticulture students under the expertise of Mr. Mark Rathge. Keep Lakewood Beautiful purchases all the supplies needed for this annual hands-on classroom experience where students learn how to and also do plant bare root tree seedlings. Thank you LHS students for your help! We have several varieties to choose from that will especially fit most Lakewood yards. Trees provide us with beauty and many benefits such as: helping purify the air we breathe by absorbing pollutants and producing oxygen, increasing property values, shading and cooling our buildings and paved surfaces, reducing the amount of water and pollutants in sewer systems, providing habitat for birds and other wildlife, and fostering safer, more sociable and attractive neighborhood environments.

We hope you can join us and learn more about trees and flowers from some experts who will be present to guide us as we work. Then take home a tree seedling and recycled flowers for FREE for your yard, while supplies last! Please drop by on April 30th and help Keep Lakewood Beautiful!

The Keep Lakewood Beautiful (KLB) organization was initially created in September 1982 to promote civic involvement through public interest in the general improvement of the environment of Lakewood. It maintains an affiliation with Keep America Beautiful. The volunteer board initiates, plans and coordinates programs for litter prevention, solid waste reduction, recycling and green space beautification such as Earth Day, Great American Cleanup, Spring Humus Sale, over 50 Adopt-a-Spot Gardens, Beautiful Home Awards, and the Tree Committee. For more information or to join the Keep Lakewood Beautiful organization see: http://www.onelakewood.com/KLB  or call 529-6601.

Marianne Quasebarth Usiak

Lakewood Citizen and Volunteer Board member of Keep Lakewood Beautiful

and  former City of Lakewood Tree Task Force member.

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Volume 12, Issue 9, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.26.2016