Prosper’s second annual Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at 9 a.m., at Pecan Grove Park, 831 Del Carmen Drive, according to the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department, and will include the active participation of local scouts.
The morning will begin with the reading of a proclamation by Mayor Ray Smith, followed by remarks by local dignitaries, including members of the Parks and Recreation Board. The celebration will feature Prosper Boy Scout Troop #365 and Prosper Girl Scout troop #6807, whose members will plant trees in the park to commemorate the day, and further the urban forestry aims of the Town. Also, the winner of the 2018 Prosper Champion Tree Contest, recognizing the largest Bur Oak in Prosper, will be announced.
Prosper’s Arbor Day Celebration highlights the role and importance of trees in the lives of its residents and reflects a collective hope in the future. The simple act of planting a tree demonstrates a strong concern for the well-being of future generations, confident that the trees will grow and provide refuge for wildlife, erosion control, shelter from the wind and sun, beauty and inspiration for decades to come.
The Arbor Day Celebration is one of several events and programs conducted by the Prosper Parks and Recreation Department throughout the year to promote family and neighbor interaction in community parks.
Additional activities include the Prosper Christmas Festival, this year set for Dec. 1 at Frontier Park, the annual Fishing Derby, men’s softball league, Champion Tree Program, the annual Community Picnic, and recreational camps and classes. For the latest news on Town programs, visit the Prosper Parks and Recreation Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ProsperParksandRec/) or the Town website (www.prospertx.gov).