Celebrate Arbor Day at Gladstone Nature Park on Webster Road
The third annual Arbor Day celebration at Gladstone Nature Park will feature a Peace Pole dedication by the Gladstone Oak Lodge Rotary, one of five planned for the city.
Also new at this year's celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, is a native plant sale with locally grown native plants from Bosky Dell Nursery. Many varieties are available, including trilliums, Oregon iris, bleeding heart, salmonberry, meadowfoam, ferns and much more. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund projects in the park.
Kraxburger Gearheads will be on hand to recycle electronics that supply their robotics building program. A medallion hunt with prizes is planned for the trails within the park.
Gladstone's Arbor Day celebration is an opportunity to learn more about the health of the forest, with Oregon Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens giving a talk at 10:30 a.m. He will be followed by a local birder who will help identify the park's many feathered residents.
There will be acoustic music on the Meadow Stage courtesy of the Eichsteadt Band, featuring local singer-songwriter Mary Curtis.
Gladstone Nature Park is located on Webster Road. Parking is available at the LDS Church nearby on Cason Road.