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City of Henderson Receives Gold Leaf Award For Therapeutic Recreation Arbor Day Program

June 04, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. The Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture presented the prestigious Gold Leaf Award to the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department for its 2012 Therapeutic Recreation Arbor Day program. Through the program, special needs participants helped to plant 25 trees at Valley View Recreation Center, Whitney Ranch Recreation Center and Henderson Multigenerational Center.

The Gold Leaf Awards recognize agencies, nonprofits, neighborhood groups and individuals that conduct outstanding Arbor Day activities, landscape beautification projects and urban forestry projects that have significant social, economic or environmental benefits to the local community.

“Our Therapeutic Recreation Arbor Day program provides a hands-on opportunity for special needs patrons to be a vibrant part of Arbor Day,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “They enthusiastically helped to plant trees and were eager to learn about the important role trees play in our community and in our quality of life. I’m pleased that this important program received Gold Leaf recognition.”

The Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1934. It is comprised of over 3,200 professionals in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada who are engaged or interested in the practice of arboriculture.

For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call (702) 267-4000. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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