Monday, September 26, 2016

Blue Island Honors Arbor Day

The Blue Island City Council passed a Proclamation stating April 16, 2015 as Arbor Day in Blue Island. Click to read the Arbor Day Proclamation 2015.

On Thursday, April 16th, The Student Council and Student Representative from Gordon Elementary School helped Mayor Domingo Vargas plant a tree in front of the Blue Island Recreation Center. A total of four Flowering Crab Trees were planted by Public Works.
Flowering Crab Tree
Flowering Crab Tree

Bob Jackson, Alderman Carr and Mayor Vargas
Bob Jackson, Rec Center Building Director; Alderman Carr and Mayor Domingo Vargas plant the tree with students anxiously waiting their turn

Students Help Plant the Tree
Gordon Elementary Students help with the planting

Rec Center Tree Planting
Bob Jackson announces a new beginning for the Blue Island Recreation Center as Mayor Vargas, Alderman Carr and students look on

Be sure to check our website calendar for details for the Urban Forestry Arbor Day, Saturday, 4/25, tree planting in from of Grace Methodist Church at 11:00am.