|2016 State Arbor Day Celebration (Click for full story)|
Dateline: - Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Meyjl M. of Lovell is congratulated on his first place poster by State dignitaries (L-R) State Forester Bill Crapser, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow and Governor Matt Mead.
The State Arbor Day Celebration was held Monday, April 25th and the weather was one for the books! It was a beaufiful, sunny day, unlike the first (and most) Arbor Day's in Wyoming. Secretary of State Ed Murray shared that the first Arbor Day in Wyoming was held in 1888 when Wyoming was still a territory. One would think since the last Monday in April was chosen as the tree planter's holiday that it would have been beautiful in 1888 but even then it was "rainy and dreary and kept most indoors."
Attendees happily accepted the sunshine and watching the 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest winner, Meyjl M. of Lovell receive his awards. He was also able to plant a bur oak tree on the capitol grounds with Governor Matt Mead, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow and State Forester Bill Crapser.
Those in attendance also received a ponderosa pine or bur oak seedling tree courtesy of Wyoming State Forestry Division.