City of Florissant Celebrates Arbor Day
The traditional Arbor Day celebration took place on Thursday at the Florissant Valley Park near the Voodoo Jet. The Gardeners of Florissant Club donated a Chickapin Oak in memory of Phyllis Thompson and dedicated an American Hornbeam to celebrate the 250th birthday of the City of St. Louis.
Those present included Mayor Tom Schneider, Director of Parks and Recreation Todd Schmidt, Superintendent of Recreation Cheryl Thompson, Center Director Janice Steib, City Forester Doug Shelley, Urban Forester from Missouri Department of Conservation Perry Eckhardt, three 2nd grade classes from the Parker Road Elementary School and the members of the Gardeners of Florissant Club.
This is the 25th year that the City of Florissant has been recognized as a member of Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
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