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Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day in GR

Arbor Day – a day dedicated to public tree planting was first observed in the 19th century over 145 years ago. The Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972 with a mission to “inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.” This year...

 

Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day in Green River

What is Arbor Day and what exactly is it all about, you ask? Well, let’s take the last 150 plus years and compact it into a few short paragraphs. We’ll start in 1854 when a journalist turned pioneer named J. Sterling Morton, and his wife moved...

 

Notes from Town Square: Parks are a year-round job

Parks and Recreation - synonymous with summer fun and lots of sunshine. However, we are busy all year long. As winter descends upon Green River, citizens head indoors and hopefully to the Recreation Center where it is easy to see that the staff...

 

Notes from Town Square: GR's Expedition Island

Expedition Island - A National Historic Landmark in the heart of Green River. One might ask, what does it mean to be recognized as a National Registered Historic Landmark? To be listed the site must possess an exceptional value in commemorating a...

 

Notes from Town Square: Riverview Cemetery then and now

Did you know that Green River’s original cemetery was located at 300 N. 1st E.? The address probably sounds familiar to many; perhaps because that is the location of the Sweetwater County Library? The original cemetery was established in 1892...

 

Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day and Tree City USA

Arbor Day; a day in which individuals, families, groups and communities are encouraged to plant trees, trees and more trees. Come join us in celebrating Arbor Day in Green River May 9 at Centennial Park, located at 160 West Flaming Gorge Way. The...

 

Notes from Town Square: Green Belt is a treasure

Spring – a time of year when the earth tilts closer to the sun, and thus comes the opportunity to get outside, take a walk, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. The City of Green River is home to more than 12 miles of connector trails...

 

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