On Saturday, 29 folks helped plant trees by the Alamosa Recreation Pavilion parking lot to provide future shade and a windbreak. Alamosa is celebrating being a Tree City USA member for 29 years.
Folks of many ages from the Youth Hockey League and the Roller Derby helped plant the trees with the aid of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) staff and the Tree Board. Earlier in the week evergreens were planted to complete the line of trees along the cemetery entrance. Thanks to all who participated. A special shout out to the DPR who dug the holes, placed the trees, and offered help to all who helped plant the trees.
Alamosa is investing more than $10,000 for community trees this year. Alamosa received $7,500 in a non-matching grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation/Colorado Tree Coalition and a matching grant of $1,500 from the CTC. The City of Alamosa pitched in $3,000 in labor and funds. Tree City USA, part of the Arbor Day Foundation, is greening communities.