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Annual Arbor Day Celebration is Friday,
Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show is Saturday!

Get ready for the 2023 Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show on Saturday, April 29.
Credit: Yelm Chamber of Commerce via Thurston Talk

Ring in Spring at the 2023 Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show

Click here for the Nisqually Home Show website.

Excerpt from Thurston Talk:

Home shows are a great place to find everything you need for under your roof, under one roof. This year’s 2023 Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show takes place on Saturday, April 29 at Yelm High School and is totally free to attend. There you can mingle with more than 40 vendors, local small business owners, attend educational workshops, eat a tasty lunch, and even get your vintage car buzz at the afternoon’s on-site car show. Rain or shine, that’s a great way to spend the weekend.

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Friday is Arbor Day

From the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee:

Friday, April 28 is Arbor Day, a reminder of the vital importance of trees to communities. Across the United States, schools and municipalities will host tree-planting and tree-gifting events so that more trees might root, sprout, and beautify.

The Department of Enterprise Services hosted an early Arbor Day celebration at the Washington State Capitol on Wednesday. Local students and kids from the new Capitol Childcare Center got their hands dirty by planting new trees on the campus grounds.

“With climate change, planting more trees in both urban and rural areas is more important than ever,” said Inslee. “We are going to need more trees, more forests, and more urban greenery to help protect against the impacts of a changing climate.”

Statewide, municipalities are adopting new policies to protect urban canopy. The City of Seattle Thursday launched a new tree-planting program. The City of Lakewood recently overhauled its tree code. The City of Spokane’s “SpoCanopy” program seeks to restore community tree coverage. Representatives from the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the City of Seattle, and nonprofits formed a new statewide “tree equity” collective. DNR has also issued grants to support community tree-planting programs.

At both the state and local levels, tree preservation efforts are blossoming.

Posted by Steve on April 25, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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