Sustain Noblesville Presents Third Annual Earth Day ArborFest
Writer / Amy Shankland
Sustain Noblesville is proud to present the third annual Earth Day ArborFest on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Forest Park. This one-day event will celebrate the community, its trees, the earth, and ways to improve and properly care for them.
The festival will be held in Forest Park shelters 3 and 5 and at the Forest Park Aquatic Center parking lot. This year’s Earth Day ArborFest will feature keynote speaker Tim Womick, also known as Appleseedz, at 11 a.m. Weather permitting, Womick will arrive by helicopter on the nearby Moose Lodge property and give away free tree seedlings as part of the Indiana Urban Forest Council ArborFlight.
Womick is a nationally-known speaker who engages audiences with his highly animated “Trail of Trees” show. His entertaining presentation helps people of all ages learn about the importance of trees for their community’s health and their own human potential.
Visitors can also enjoy a fundraiser breakfast and lunch provided by the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis; get free seedlings as well as planting and pruning information; speak with local environmental exhibitors; recycle their e-waste items such as office equipment, small appliances, and gaming systems; enjoy kids’ activities; and much more. The event will once again feature a Community Shred Day which will take place during the entire three hours of the festival. People may bring documents to be destroyed by Pro Shred for just $5 per box/bag. Documents will be shredded on site.
To learn more about Earth Day ArborFest or Tim Womick, visit the City of Noblesville web site at cityofnoblesville.org, contact Sustain Noblesville Chairperson Amy Shankland at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit treefamily.org/appleseedz.htm