Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00am - May the Forest Be With You 5k 10:00am - 1:00pm - Activities Landreth Park, Murphy Boulevard & Main Street
About the Event
The festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a 5K sponsored by Liberty Utilities and Joplin Parks & Recreation. The celebration will feature live entertainment by The Radleys and delicious food served by local food trucks. Other activities include a tree identification hike, volunteer stream-side litter cleanup, a native tree and plant sale, a tree mulching demonstration, and hands-on activities for kids. Several Earth & Arbor friendly community alliances will share information encouraging the care of our planet.
Pre-registration for the stream-side litter clean-up is encouraged and may be completed by visiting https://bit.ly/2HIFRgr.
Stream-side clean-up volunteers will receive a three-gallon container tree courtesy of Liberty Utilities.
11:00 am - Mayor's Arbor Day Proclamation & Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Liberty Utilities Arboretum
12:00 pm - Biological Water Quality Testing Demo & Water Bugs
Non-profit and for-profit partners that want to provide display booths at the event to share information, host activities, and/or sell products/services that inspire environmental protection and stewardship are welcome. For more information on becoming a vendor, click here to download a vendor packet, or contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-708-7713.