Wellington To Host Three April Events Celebrating Earth Day And Arbor Day

Wellington is hosting three events on Saturday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day.

The Great American Cleanup — Each year, the Great American Cleanup, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, inspires thousands of volunteers of all ages across America to take part in efforts to clean up and improve their local communities.

Starting at 10 a.m., the Village of Wellington will be taking part by collecting as much trash as possible in selected neighborhoods throughout Wellington, with the assistance of staff and volunteers.

If you are interested in participating in this event, contact Ian Williams with the Community Services Department at (561) 791-4796 or iwilliams@wellingtonfl.gov. The Great American Cleanup in the Village of Wellington is coordinated in partnership with Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful and the Solid Waste Authority.

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration — Following the Great American Cleanup, the community is invited to enjoy a free day of fun and learning at Wellington’s Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration along the Town Center Promenade (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Wellington Village Council at the start of the event for the planting of a pond cypress tree in honor of Arbor Day.

The event will feature earth-friendly products and demonstrations, free face painting sponsored by 88.1 Way FM, free native seedlings, a free raffle for a red maple tree in a 15-gallon container, giveaways, local vendors and community partners, a visit from Smokey Bear and a proper tree pruning demonstration.

The event will also feature a FLOWER (Fabulous Landscapes of Wellington Earning Recognition) Awards Ceremony, and visitors can stop by booths highlighting the Wellington Garden Club, the Wellington Art Society and the Wellington Tree Board.

Wellington Garden Club Horticultural Specialty Flower Show — The Wellington Garden Club will be hosting a National Garden Club Horticultural Specialty Flower Show, offered in conjunction with the Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration. The show is free and open to the public, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., inside the Wellington Community Center. A selection of plants will be available for purchase.

Learn more about Wellington’s Earth Day and Arbor Day activities at www.wellingtonfl.gov/earthday.