Ocean City Celebrates Arbor Day

OCEAN CITY, Md- 2nd graders from Ocean City elementary school helped plant a tree in Fiesta Park Ocean City, helping to carry on a 30-year long tradition of conservation in the town.

The kids hosted by the Ocean City Beautification committee performed songs and gave fun facts about trees before planting the new one.

President of the Committee, Donna Greenwood tells me the event is part of a long tradition. “We have been doing the arbor day celebration with second graders at ocean city elementary school since 1984,” he said.

Speaking at the event and presenting the children and the town with A Plant award, which stands for people loving and nurturing trees.
Was the city’s former arborist- who had a hand in designing the park almost 30 years ago.

“To see now that we are serving children some of the children that were students when we first started this is extraordinarily special to me,” said Gregory Purnell Sr.

And to make it official Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan gave the students a proclamation, honoring this year’s arbor day,  saying he’s beyond proud that the principles of conserving the earth- are being imparted to students at such a young age.

“They are the next generation they are the ones who are going to enjoy the trees we are planting the really understand it, it’s important and a good learning experience,” he said.