Arbor Day Proclamation
WHEREAS, Trees and forests are of significant importance to Red Wing's economy, culture, history and future; and
WHEREAS, Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, improve safety in neighborhoods, and beautify our community; and
WHEREAS, Trees can reduce stormwater runoff, protect soil, mitigate the impacts of flooding, cut heating and cooling costs, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; and
WHEREAS, Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and renewal; and
WHEREAS, Each year on the last Friday in April the citizens of Red Wing pay special tribute to trees.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Dennis Egan, Mayor of the City of Red Wing, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 29, 2011, as Arbor Day in the City of Red Wing, and urge all citizens to celebrate and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and
FURTHERMORE, I urge all citizens to plant trees to promote the wellbeing of this and future generations.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal of the City of Red Wing, this 11th day of April, in the year 2011.
Dennis Egan, Mayor