Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful cultivates knowledge about Arbor Day with elementary students
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful celebrated Florida Arbor Day 2018 by donating more than 400 trees to Port St. Lucie elementary students to help educate the City’s younger generation on the importance of trees for the community.
KPSLB’s coordinator, along with representatives from the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens and the Florida Forest Service, visited Allapattah Flats K-8, Parkway Elementary and Village Green Environmental Studies to talk about how trees help reduce heating and cooling costs, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife. They also showed the students how to plant and care for the Sabal Palm seedling that each student was given, thanks to the donations from the Florida Forest Service.
Students at Bayshore Elementary also received the individually packed Sabal Palm seedlings.
Besides the school visits, the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden celebrated Florida Arbor Day 2018 with its annual tree planting ceremony at the Gardens on January 19. Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory Oravec also emphasized the importance of trees for the property values, local waterways and to enhancing the City’s beauty by proclaiming January 19, 2018 as Arbor Day in Port St. Lucie.
Florida Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday in January.
Read the Mayor's Arbor Day Proclamation here: