Friday, April 20, 2018

North Wildwood celebrates Arbor Day with presentations, trees and state honoring ceremony


North Wildwood – On Friday, April 27th, 2018, the City of North Wildwood Mayor and Council, in conjunction with Lomax Environmental Consulting Group, will distribute over 300 evergreen tree tubelings to Margaret Mace Public School and Cape Trinity Catholic School students grades K – 8th in celebration of this year’s Arbor Day.

This is an annual event that the City has conducted since 2014.

A resolution honoring Arbor Day is also approved on an annual basis, and was most recently approved by City Council on Tuesday, 4/17/18, prior to the City’s Arbor Day activities. In addition to the donation of trees, Mayor Rosenello and Peter Lomax of Lomax Consulting will visit two science classes (one at Cape Trinity and one at Margaret Mace) to give brief presentations on the benefits of ‘green infrastructure’ and the importance of stewardship.

‘Green infrastructure’ (the establishment of trees/vegetation) is a vital component in benefitting the public health with protection of drinking water supplies, mitigating overflows from separate sewer systems, reducing storm-water pollution and CO2 emissions, and cooling densely developed neighborhoods.

The planting of more trees will also increase the amount of critical filters for our air and assist in reductions of erosion in unstable areas, as well as increasing soil permeability to facilitate groundwater recharge.

As a newly designated Bronze Sustainable Jersey Certified and Tree City USA community, the City of North Wildwood will also be honored at the State of New Jersey Arbor Day event in Riverton, NJ, held at 11:00 a.m. on Arbor Day, 4/27/2018.

“The City of North Wildwood has always been a proponent of healthy living and ecological promotion, and we are happy to partner with Lomax Consulting again this year for our Arbor Day initiatives” said Mayor Patrick Rosenello.

“Our adoption of State approved Community Forestry Management and Public Lands Vegetation Management Plans, in addition to our designations by Sustainable Jersey and Tree City USA, solidify and reflect our dedication to providing a healthy and sustainable local ecosystem."

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