Governor Markell helped plant a new American holly tree outside the Department of Agriculture’s headquarters as part of Arbor Day observances in Dover.
Governor Markell joined state officials and members of the General Assembly to honor the winners of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day Poster Contest, recognize the City of Dover as the First State’s longest-running Tree City USA, and honor Delmarva Power as a Tree Line USA utility and for its volunteer work in underwriting the cost of Arbor Day observances throughout the state. The Forest Service also thanked the Governor for his continued support during his administration in the areas of forest conservation, open space preservation, urban and community forestry, and its wildland fire program.
Rain Vasey, a fifth-grade student from Water Girl Farm Academy in Lincoln, displays her poster that was honored as the winner of the annual Delaware Forest Service’s School Poster Contest.
Rain Vasey, a fifth-grade student from Water Girl Farm Academy in Lincoln, was honored as the winner of the annual Delaware Forest Service School Poster Contest. She also won the award last year as a fourth-grader.
The gallery of winning posters can be seen at http://delawaretrees.com/2016arbordaypostercontest
High-resolution images of the ceremony and captions of the photographs are available at http://delawaretrees.com/2016arbordayceremony
From left, Dover City Councilman Fred Neil, Grounds Supervisor George Jamar, Public Works Director Sharon Duca and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen accept an award recognizing the City of Dover as a Tree City USA for 27 years, the longest run of any municipality in the First State. Congratulating them are Rep. David L. Wilson, Governor Jack Markell, Sec. of Agriculture Ed Kee, and Rep. Harvey Kenton.
Other high-resolution photographs can be downloaded at the Department of Agriculture Flickr Page: https://flic.kr/s/aHskzKxtL2
Governor Markell receives a commemorative photo frame from Delaware Forest Service education specialist Ashley Peebles.
(from left) Michael Krzyzanowski of Delmarva Power receives the Tree Line USA Award joined by Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, George Vasquez of Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Rep. David L. Wilson, Gov. Jack Markell, Sec. of Agriculture Ed Kee, and Rep. Harvey Kenton.
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