Families, Parks and Recreation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Heather Allebaugh (407)
Victoria Shade (407) 246.4318
City of Orlando
Offers Tree Giveaway, Waste Collection, and Children’s
Activities in Honor of Earth Day
In celebration of the 39th annual
Earth Day, the City of Orlando is hosting a free
celebration at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey
Lake. The event will feature a tree giveaway,
educational booths, environmental activities for
children, learning to fish, hiking tours,
"Out-on-a-limb" tree climbing, and new recycling
opportunities. The trees will be available on a
first come, first served basis to City of
Orlando residents with an ID or OUC bill for
proof of residency. Visitors will be able to
utilize the on-site collection of tires, motor
oil, and vehicle batteries so they can safely
dispose of these hazardous waste materials.
Volunteer opportunities will also be available
for planting trees and invasive plant removal.
Earth Day first began in 1970 in response to
a time when pollution caused rivers to catch on
fire and dense clouds of smog obscured cities.
Since then, Earth Day has served as an
opportunity to educate people about the
importance of safeguarding the natural
For more information on the
event, call Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
at (407) 299-5581.
City of Orlando’s Families, Parks
Keep Orlando Beautiful
Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 9
a.m. – 1p.m.
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey
3401 S. Hiawassee Road