Porterville Recorder

27 trees planted at Tule River Parkway

- THE RECORDER recorder@portervill­erecorder.com

Twenty-seven trees were planted along the Tule River Parkway during Arbor Week. Supplement­ing the trees, 18 flowering pollinator bushes were planted in clusters.

Fifty volunteers helped to plant the trees and pollinator bushes on Friday and Saturday. The Monache High School Environmen­tal Sciences Academy student interns deserve special mention, Tule River Parkway Associatio­n president Cathy Capone said.

“These eight students were the backbone of the event on Saturday,” she said. “They helped advise volunteer groups in how to plant the trees and then worked diligently to plant the remainder.”

The new plantings are located next to the Tule River Parkway between Jaye Street and Cloverleaf Street.

Arbor Week is a coordinate­d project between the Tule River Parkway Associatio­n, a local environmen­tal nonprofit, and the City of Portervill­e Parks and Leisure Services Department.

These California native plants will add shade and beauty to the Tule River Parkway which is in the Tule River corridor and includes a paved pedestrian and bicycle path. The Tule River Parkway Associatio­n was awarded a $4,000 stipend for the project through California Releaf in partnershi­p with Edison Internatio­nal.

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