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04/06/2021 02Ci Arbor Day Proclamation to\'4\lyy tbxk ik a1 1� PPP +� PPP d P P Pd .l P 1 PPi Pt e ittYlltYlt.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. C.i. For Meeting of:April 6, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Arbor Day proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D r y or / / 1 r Me o 2 CITYOT TAKLAvtA PRO CEA9vtAflOW ` ittmJEf7S, in 1827, J. Sterling Yviorton 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 WHEREAS,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 WHEREAS, the Yakima Area Arboretum, in 2000, established the Arbor 'FestivaCto encourage an appreciation for trees and nature in the Yakima area and it has grown to one of the largest Arbor Day festiva&in the Pacific Northwest; and WHEREAS, trees can Cower our heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air,produce ocygen, and-provide habitat for wildlife; and WHEREAS, trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautf our community — trees are a source of joy and spiritualrenewaC, NOWVIVacrO1l, I, Patricia Byers, Wlayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the City Council hereby proclaim the third Saturday inApriCas aAR°oRDAIC" in the City of Yakima and encourage all citizens to plant and care for trees to promote the well-being of this andfuture generations. Dated this 6th day of April; 2021 Patricia Byers, [Mayor