For Immediate Release
April 27, 2011
Contact: Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Traverse City Light & Power
Office Phone: (231) 932-4574 or Cell Phone: (231) 631-7155
L&P Giving Away Seedlings for Earth Day
(Traverse City, Michigan) — Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) will be giving away free eastern white pine (pinus strobus) seedlings beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market in Traverse City (Union and Grandview Parkway), on April 30 – the day many Traverse City organizations will celebrate Earth Day.
This year marks the 23rd year L&P has celebrated Earth Day with a seedling giveaway. The seedlings come potted and ready for planting.
L&P also donates 10,000 white pine seedlings to local school children and youth groups through their partnership with the Grand Traverse Conservation District.
Since the beginning of the seedling giveaway program, L&P has donated nearly 150,000 seedlings to the community.
“L&P is committed to supporting the community and the environment,” said Ed Rice, L&P executive director. “The annual seedling giveaway is another example of L&P’s commitment to environmental stewardship.”
Other highlights of Traverse City’s Earth Day celebration will include:
· Free Compost: Self-serve, self-haul compost available at the Farmer’s Market beginning at 8 a.m. courtesy of the City of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County.
· Beach and Park Clean-Up: Beginning at 8 a.m. at the Farmer’s Market, help keep some of Traverse City’s most prized resources clean.
· TART Trails Work Bee: Bring your own tools to help clean and prepare the trails for the summer. Beginning at 9 a.m. meet at either the Cherrybend Trailhead for the Leelanau Trail or the Three Mile parking area for the Tart Trail.
· Earth Day Parade: Line-up is at noon at the Central Grade Elementary School and the parade starts at 1 p.m.
For details on any of the above activities, visit the L&P website (www.tclp.org) and click on “Earth Day 2011.”
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at competitive rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.