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Earth Day event to be held Monday at San Juan Plaza

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A.D. Ibarra

-Eagle Pass


Jorge Sanchez, Eagle Pass Parks and Recreation Department Director, informed The News Gram that his department will be conducting an event which coincides with Earth Day in which they will be planting trees at strategic areas around the city in an effort to give back to the land that gives us life, the water we drink and the air we breathe everyday.

"The mission of the Eagle Pass Parks and Recreation Department is to create, protect and beautify a diverse parks and recreation system for the entire community so they can have meaningful recreation experiences that will enhance their quality of life," stated the administrator.

A symbolic ceremony to landmark this national event will be held on Monday, April 22nd at 10:00 P.M. at San Juan Plaza in which children from neighboring Reedeemer Episcopal, their principal and school teachers will be on hand to witness the planting of trees in the plaza area.

The Honorable Ramsey English Cantú will be on hand along with city council members and PARD staff.

This type of event allows for the city to beautify its parks as well as to give back to Mother Earth and send a message to the community about the importance of trees in the scheme of preserving the environment in which we live.