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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Volunteers needed for Arbor Day-Earth Day projects

Bellevue Parks & Community Services is looking for 400 volunteers to work on environmental improvement projects and help celebrate the important contribution of trees at the annual Arbor Day-Earth Day event on Saturday, May  3, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Preregistration is required by March 14. Registration is first-come, first served. Projects will fill up fast.Volunteers of all ages invited. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Volunteers will plant trees, restore trails, remove invasive plants and otherwise help improve parks and open spaces. Following morning work projects, volunteers are asked to join in the Arbor Day Earth Day community celebration and participate in a community tree planting celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at. Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410-130th Pl. SE.

Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and complimentary lunch provided by Whole Foods Market.

The event will recognize the city's 23rd year of receiving the Tree City USA designation by the US Arbor Day Foundation. It will be held rain or shine and volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and bring appropriate tools, based on their project assignment.

To preregister or for more information, contact Curtis Kukal at CKukal@Bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-4195.

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