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For Release: Friday, April 28, 2017

Media Advisory for Today, April 28, 2017

Arbor Day Celebrated in New York

Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

New Yorkers Encouraged to Recognize Numerous Contributions Provided by Trees

As part of the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC's) weeklong celebration of Earth Day, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos will join local officials and community groups in an Arbor Day celebration.

The north end of the Empire State Plaza, located in the center of downtown Albany, will serve as the backdrop for this celebration and Greenspire Linden tree planting.

Who: DEC Commissioner Seggos will be joined by state and local elected officials and industry partners including:

  • City of Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan
  • Assemblyman John McDonald
  • President of NYS Arborists, Trevor Hall

When: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Empire State Plaza, East Capitol Park - North End - Across from the Capitol - State Street Side, Albany

DEC Contact: Lori Severino - (518) 402-8000

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