Kids can take a break inside the Nature Center and make their own Arbor Day craft. All volunteers will be offered a light lunch of a hot dog, chips and drink on site. And, there will be free gardening tips for adults and each family can pick out a tree to take home to plant.
A majority of the new flora will be planted along the trail expansion project where organizers plan to accumulate over 500-hours of volunteer work.
A grant was awarded by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the Utah Community Forest Council in the fall of 2011 to the City of St. George for use in improving the Tonaquint Nature Center’s walking trails. One element of the grant is the emphasis on stewardship and volunteer hours as a condition.
For more information about the St. George Arbor Day activities call (435) 627-4530, (435) 627-4560 or go to St. George Arbor Day Celebration .