Club President Angelika Voss-Quinn welcomed over 200 volunteers on Saturday, March 12th during the Statewide Amplify the Urban Forest Arbor Day event in Livermore. Everyone worked together to plant 65 trees.
Friends, families, neighbors, co-workers, and Daisy Scouts joined with Rotarians to make this day a success. We beautified Livermore and helped to improve our global environment!
Thanks to the Joe Prime from the City of Livermore, James Speck from West Coast Arborists, Nancy Hughes from the California Urban Forests Council, and Tanner Mar from Cal Fire for working with our community and making this event possible.
Livermore was fortunate to be awarded these trees as a recipient of the CAL FIRE Amplifying the Urban Forests Circle 4 grant. The Rotary Club of Livermore Valley and the City of Livermore are working in partnership with the California Urban Forests Council, and the West Coast Arborists, along with the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, California Climate Investments, The Britton Fund, Invest from the Ground Up, and Taylor Guitars.
Thank you to Joey Israel from the City of Livermore who welcomed us all to the event with his talented guitar playing! Thanks to Livermore City Council Members Bob Carling and Brittni Kiick for joining the fun. Special thanks to Dena Webb, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and JustServe.Org, and to EPAM for recruiting volunteers! 
Special thanks to Livermore resident and retired park ranger, Patti Cole, for donating five prints of a red-tailed hawk, drawn by artist Tim Bowles. Five volunteers were winners of these prints!
Enjoy pictures from the tree planting fun: Livermore Arbor Day Tree Planting Photos.