Tucker plans its first Earth Day celebration

A cover of "David and the Trees." Photo obtained via the city of Tucker

Tucker, GA — Tucker is planning to hold the city’s first Earth Day celebration on April 17.

It will occur at sites throughout the city, will have educational components and there will be giveaways. There will also be an opportunity for paper shredding. It’s being held in partnership with many of the park’s volunteer groups, according to a press release.

“Earth Day has always been special to Tucker and to its park groups,” Tucker Parks Operations Manager Jason Collins, said in the press release. Collins is organizing the event. “This year, we’re excited to take it up a notch and really engage the community in learning about our environment and how best to protect it for future generations.”

Paper shredding will be held at Tucker City Hall, located at 1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During those hours, volunteers will be at Tucker Parks — Johns Homestead, Kelley Cofer Park, Rosenfeld Park and Tucker Recreation Center — giving away “freebies” to anyone who wants them.

Those freebies include:

– 200 red maple tree saplings

– 600 butterfly mix flower seed packets

–  1,000 copies of “David and the Trees,” an educational children’s book written and illustrated by Tucker’s city staff

“The City of Tucker is co-sponsoring the Earth Day Celebration with Interdev and Jacobs, who both provide contract staffing and logistical solutions at City Hall,” the press release says.

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