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Community Tree Planting Set for Make a Difference Day
Volunteers Sought to Help Plant Trees and Shrubs at Cornerstone Park Lake

October 14, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – The city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is calling all green thumbs to help plant shade trees, aquatic shrubs and wildflower seeds along the lake shore at Cornerstone Park for Make a Difference Day. The event takes place Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1600 Wigwam Pkwy. The free event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service, uniting volunteers around the world on projects that improve their communities. Thousands of projects are planned each year involving corporations, communities, nonprofit organizations, entire states and individuals. Henderson’s community tree planting project will help beautify and preserve the unique 31-acre lake feature at Cornerstone Park.

Volunteers will help plant trees to shade the trail and aquatic shrubs to stabilize the lake shore. Participants are encouraged to wear shoes that can get muddy and bring a shovel and gloves. Arborists and master gardeners will be on hand to answer landscape and gardening questions. A light lunch will be served to volunteers.

For additional information, call (702) 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Celebrating the city’s 60th anniversary in 2013, Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

 

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