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04/17/2018 04Ai Arbor Day 2018 ProclamationITEM TITLE: SUBMITTED BY: BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDASTATEMENT Arbor Day 2018 proclamation Eric Crowell, Associate Planner 1 Item No. A.i. For Meeting of: April 17, 2018 SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Jheri Ketcham, Co -Executive Director of the Yakima Area Arboretum and Yakima Tree City USA Board member, will accept. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date 0 r Day 2018 proclamation 4/6/2018 Type Cover Memo 2 CITY OE (YAKIMA P12,OCLAWlA7IOTr WYPERMS, in 1827,1. Sterling Uvlorton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special- day be set aside for the planting of trees and the holiday, Arbor Day; and WYPERMS, Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska and is now observed through the nation and the world, and WYPERMS, the Yakima Area Arboretum, in 2000, established the Arbor Festiva(to encourage an appreciation for trees and nature in the Yakima area audit has grown to one of the largest Arbor Day festivals in the Pacific northwest; and WYPEWMS, trees can Cower our heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; and `G1fE12EAS, trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beauti5 our community — trees are a source of joy and spiritual renewal NOW fEREFORE, 1, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the City Council- hereby proclaim the third Saturday inApril- as 'A RO OR DA (11" in the City of Yakima and recognize the 'Yakima Area Arboretum's Arbor Festiva(as the City's official celebration. The City of Yakima encourages all- citizens to plant and care for trees to promote the weCG-being of this andfuture generations. Dated this 17tfi day ofApril- 2018 Kathy Coffey, .94ayor