The 2011 UMBC Arbor Day celebration and PLANT award presentation will be held Wednesday, April 6, at noon in the University Center Plaza, sponsored by the Landscape Stewardship Committee. There will be music, poetry and more. President Hrabowski will read the Arbor Day Proclamation at 1 p.m. on the UC plaza.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up as groups or as individuals to plant and tag 220 trees for the service learning tree planting project, part of the campus stream bank buffer restoration behind the Commons Garage. The UMBC Arborist, staff and student helpers will be onsite to assist. Tree planting times are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sign up by email with subject “Arbor Day Community Service project to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name of contact and number in the group.
Mama’s Boys, Straight Up Tribal, the Steel Drum Band Club, the Musical Theatre Club and the English Department will perform. The YMCA Child Care, Women’s Center and Education Department will collaborate on activities for young children.
The evening activities continue with a tour of the Herbert Run Greenway at 4 p.m. for those who want to know more about the benefits of trees, history of the campus and to see the county’s largest Post Oak.
Sustainability activist Nick Cooney will be on Main Street in the Commons at 6 p.m., hosted by Daejayon, translated “Great Nature,” an international volunteerism group on campus whose focus is sustainability and eco-feminism.
For the movie goers, the Independent Film Series movie “Tapped” will can be seen in the Skylight Lounge at 7 p.m.
The Arbor Day event is sponsored by the Landscape Stewardship Committee.