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Cities Host Events for Arbor Day



Cities around the area are celebrating this weekend for Arbor Day.

IUSB is hosting a zero waste breakfast this morning, Goshen has activities and tree giveaways this evening. Elkhart is hosting a full environmental event Saturday including a celebration for it’s 30 years of having a ‘Tree City USA’ designation.

Jamison Czarnecki is the supervisor at the Elkhart Environmental Center.

“We’ll have a lot of different organizations and city departments that will be having informational tables and activities as well. So there’s no shortage of things to do.”

The City of South Bend is also giving out free trees on Saturday. There are invasive species removal activities in Elkhart and Vandalia, tree planting and gardening activities at Fernwood Botanical in Niles and Potawatomi Zoo is hosting a ‘party for the planet.’


IU South Bend: FRIDAY Addicott-Joshi Hall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Zero Waste Breakfast. Panel discussion. Tree Planting. Zero Waste Lunch.

Goshen: FRIDAY 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Schrock Pavillion. Tree giveaway. Kids activities. Music. Food.


Roseland: SATURDAY: Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roseland Town Park. Kids activities. Demonstrations. Animal adoption. Easter Egg Hunt. Gardening.

Potawatomi Zoo: SATURDAY Party for the Planet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Niles: SATURDAY Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Tree Planting at 11 a.m. Activities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tree giveaway.

Elkhart: SATURDAY The Elkhart Environmental Center. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tree Giveaway. Kids Activities. Demonstrations. Invasive species pull. Tree City USA Ceremony.

New Paris: SATURDAY River Preserve County Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Invasive Species Pull.

South Bend: SATURDAY Freemont Park. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tree giveaway. Kids activities. Tree planting.

Indiana Dunes: SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT. Gardening. Kids Activities. Lake safety. Hiking.

Vandalia: MONDAY 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lawless County Park. Tree sales. Guided nature hike. Invasive species pull.