OGDEN – City of Vancouver volunteer and urban forestry programs planted four trees in the Volunteer Grove at Centerpointe Park on March 20. The grove recognizes residents and groups who have donated at least 50 hours of volunteer service to the community.
In its fourth year, the event is typically accompanied by an awards ceremony to celebrate, but this year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.
Honorees are Frank Woodberry, nominated by city of Vancouver’s special events and volunteer programs; Mary Elkin, nominated by city of Vancouver’s Office of Neighborhoods; Susan Law, nominated by city of Vancouver Department of Public Works’ urban forestry program; and Arthur Green, nominated by Vancouver Fire Department’s Fire Corps volunteer program.
“Each year, we plant trees to symbolize the commitment of our volunteers,” said Hailey Heath, volunteer coordinator for the city of Vancouver. “The Volunteer Grove reminds us of the legacy created by these citizens who choose to donate their time to strengthen their community.”
Nominations for the Volunteer Grove are accepted year-round and can be submitted on behalf of individuals, organizations and businesses. To learn more, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/volunteertreegrove.