2023 Palatka Arbor Day Celebration

~Celebrating our 31st Year as a Tree City USA~
January 20, 2023 – 10:30 AM
St. Johns River State College- Valhalla Hall
5001 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177

  1. Welcome, Introductions & Remarks – Joe Pickens, JD, President, St. Johns River State College
  2. City Proclamation – Keith Valentine, Palatka Tree Committee Chair
  3. Speaker – Palmer Kinser, President, Palatka Garden Club
  4. Speaker – Julio Perez, UF/IFAS Horticulture Agent
  5. Inspirational Reading/ Closing Remarks – Nicole race, Executive Director, Keep Putnam Beautiful
  6. Tree Planting Ceremony – All attendees
  7. Games to win a free sapling – Blake Josephson, Forester, Florida Forest Service

City Tree Committee Members:
Keith Valentine, Chair; Nicole Grace, Chair; Carolyn Smith; Julio Perez;  Earl Wallace; Blake Josephson; Will Jones, Commission Liaison

SJR State Committee Members:
Danny Baggs, Mike Canaday, Dr. Brittnee Fisher, Jennifer Gibson, Nicole Grace, Mikki Johns, Breanna Korsman- Thomas, Dawn McLane, Karen Meyer, Julio Perez, Paula Reeger, Tom Reynolds, Glen Roberts, Jim Rogers, Susan Sutliff, Lee Weaver, Interested Students


Jan 20 2023


10:30 am


St Johns River State College
5001 St Johns Ave, Palatka, FL 32177

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