Commissioners Plant Trees for Arbor Day

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On Tuesday, April 23rd in honor of Arbor Day, the Board of Commissioners joined officials from Haddon Township and Tatem Elementary School to plant trees in Hopkins Park. The event also coincided with Earth Day, on April 22nd, and the 100th anniversary of the opening of Tatem Elementary School. 


The Camden County Parks Department planted 500 trees, 100 in Hopkins Park, and gave away 1,000 tree saplings for residents to plant throughout the county.  


“Trees are an incredible asset to our communities, reducing cooling costs, removing pollutants from the air and providing a habitat and shelter for wildlife,” Nash said. “Arbor Day is an important reminder for all of us to take care of our environment because it provides us with so many important resources. We are proud to prioritize sustainability and care for the environment here in Camden County and we look forward to watching the trees we plant on Arbor Day blossom for years to come.”


Arbor Day has been celebrated since the late 1800s and its purpose is to encourage people to not only plant trees but to care for the environment and leave the earth in better shape for generations to come. Earth Day was founded in the 1970s and it has been used as an opportunity for people to come together to raise awareness about environmental issues and discuss solutions for a more sustainable future.