Pictured, from left, Parks and Recreation Director Patty Brosius; Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro; Department of Public Works Superintendent Mark Zellner; Senior Forester with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Patrick Marren; Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec; and North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas.
Fri, May 4th 2018 11:30 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the Arbor Day Foundation has once again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
To commemorate this honor, Pappas gathered with Department of Public Works Superintendent Mark Zellner, Parks and Recreation Director Patty Brosius and Aldermen Robert Pecoraro and Austin Tylec at 9 a.m. on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27, in Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road. A new tree was planted by the Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks and a proclamation was read by Pappas.
Patrick Marren, senior forester with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, attended the celebration to present the city with its "Tree City USA" flag and designation certificate.
"North Tonawanda is proud to be a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority. Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits," Pappas said.