Wilmore to host Arbor Day Celebration

Published 4:03 pm Thursday, April 18, 2024

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April is sometimes called Earth Month, and to celebrate this special month, the Wilmore Community Development Board is hosting an Arbor Day event which is open to the public.

The event will take place two days after Earth day on Wednesday, April 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at AdventureServe on 50 Campground Lane, Wilmore. 

According to Mary Miller, member of the Wilmore Community Development Board and organizer of this event, there will be 4 stations to educate those attending the event. The stations will cover geology, Native American practices to care for the earth, tree planting, and pollinators. 

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The attending geologists are John Popp and Mark Reinhardt. They will have a large assortment of rocks and fossils. Steve Musen from the Jessamine County Cooperative Extension Office will be presenting a program on pollinators. Bear Clifton from the Nature Conservancy of KY will be talking about Choctaw culture and nature, and Randy Stringer will help the participants plant the Arbor Day tree and show them how to plant the button bush seedlings each participant will receive.

Arbor day is sponsored by the Community Development Board and has been hosted in Wilmore for over 17 years. The event has been hosted at the AdventureServe campgrounds for several years. The main participants for the events are 4th-grade students from Wilmore Elementary School located up the hill from the campgrounds. Now, the public is invited, too!

This event is free of charge and volunteer-led.