On Wednesday, March 7th the
Washington Middle College High School
(WMCHS) was joined by a
, the City of West Sacramento, and many more regional partners to kick off Arbor Week 2018 by hosting a press conference, plant trees on the school campus, and announce the winners of the statewide Arbor Week poster contest.
California is one of two states that celebrates Arbor Week for an entire week each year with the goal of emphasizing the important impact that trees have on residents and their communities.
CAL FIRE is partnering with California ReLeaf to encourage cities, nature groups, schools, and youth organizations to celebrate California Arbor Week by planting trees in their communities.
California ReLeaf is an alliance of community-based groups, individuals, industries, and government agencies working to protect the environment by planting and caring for trees and the state's urban and community forests. As part of the department's mission, CAL FIRE is charged with protecting California's forests by maintaining the sustainability of the state's natural resources including timber.