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Arvada Parks and Peck Elementary Celebrate Arbor Day

Due to coronavirus, the 2020 Arbor Day Celebration between Peck Elementary students and our parks crew was held remotely.

2020 Arbor Day Celebration

For 34 consecutive years, Peck Elementary students and City of Arvada parks staff have planted trees in Arvada parks in celebration of Arbor Day. This year's tree planting was a bit different. The Peck principal, Deb Pearce, along with Arvada Parks Dept and others, planted a single tree to represent the 5th grade class of 2020.

2019 also marked the 28th year that Arvada has earned the distinction of being named as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Foundation.

The Arbor Day tree planting celebration included presentations by Arvada City Councilmembers; Craig Hillegass, Arvada Parks; Jan Eckhardt, Apex Recreation District; and a Colorado State Forest Service representative to present the Tree City USA Award.

Arbor Day Activities History

Over the 33 years, approximately 1,700 Peck students have participated with Parks staff in the Arbor Day tree planting and have planted 470 + trees in parks all across Arvada. In 2018 the City of Arvada Parks Division was awarded the Gold Leaf Award for their Arbor Day activities with Peck Elementary School.