In observance of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 29), Glass City Federal Credit Union partnered with the City of Maumee and Wayne Trail Elementary School in Maumee to plant a tree on the grounds of Wayne Trail Elementary. An official tree planting ceremony took place on Arbor Day, Friday, April 29 at 2:45 p.m. at the school. Representatives from Glass City Federal and Wayne Trail Elementary attended to commemorate the planting of the tree. Readings about Arbor Day were conducted by fourth and fifth grade students.
Glass City Federal President and CEO Mark Slates commented, “Glass City is pleased to provide a tree once again this year for the Maumee community to enjoy.” He added, “This contribution signifies our employees’ and members’ commitment to ‘Go Green’ initiatives, as well as our continued focus to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
“This tree planting ceremony denotes the City of Maumee’s designation as a 2014 thru 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management,” stated Troy VanDusen, Supervisor of Natural Resources for the City of Maumee. According to VanDusen, the Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
Glass City Federal also donated tree saplings to the Conneaut Elementary 4th grade classes in Bowling Green. Glass City Representatives visited each class during the week of Arbor Day and distributed the saplings while they discussed the importance of planting trees with all of the 4th grade students.