The City of River Falls has a number of natural amenities that provide a quality living and working environment for its residents and visitors. The local streams, rivers, lakes, park areas, topography, and trees are some of these valued resources. All of these amenities must be properly managed to both maximize their potential and prevent deterioration. The mission of the City's Urban Forestry Program is to preserve and perpetuate one of the community's most valuable natural resource and asset - its municipal forest of trees on public property, including boulevards, parks and other City properties.
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ARBOR DAY 2012
River Falls observes the Arbor Day tradition every year on the last Friday in April. This year Arbor Day is on Friday, April 27. We will be planting trees at Glen Park with students from Rocky Branch Elementary. The First National Bank of River Falls has also donated money to plant trees at Highview Meadows Park and their employees will be taking part in planting activities.
“Other holidays repose upon the past. Arbor Day proposes for the future”
J. Sterling Morton
RIVER FALLS ARBOR DAY
WHEREAS, trees are an increasingly vital resource in River Falls, across Wisconsin, the nation and the world; and
WHEREAS, trees help to conserve soil and energy, create jobs through a large forest products industry, provide wildlife habitat, and make our homes, cities and countryside more livable and beautiful; and
WHEREAS, human activities, along with acts of nature, threaten our trees, creating the need for concerted action to ensure the future of our rural and urban forests; and
WHEREAS, each year on the last Friday in April - Arbor Day - people across the country pay special attention to the wonderful treasure our trees represent, and dedicate themselves to the continued health of our forests.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Dan Toland, Mayor of the City of River Falls, do hereby proclaim April 27, 2012 to be Arbor Day in the City of River Falls, Wisconsin.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that I urge all citizens to become more aware of the importance of trees to their well-being, and to participate in tree planting programs that will ensure a healthy and green City and an inheritance for future generations in River Falls.
Given under my hand and seal of the City of River Falls this 24th day of April, 2012.
Dan Toland, Mayor
Lu Ann Hecht, City Clerk