Free Trees Among Highlights of Earth Day Celebration in TC!
[Last Updated: 1/3/2012 4:07:05 PM]

For Immediate Release


Contact:  Jim Cooper, Key Accounts & Marketing Mgr., Traverse City Light & Power

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Free Trees Among Highlights of Earth Day Celebration in TC! 


(Traverse City, Michigan) — Traverse City Light & Power ( will be giving away blue spruce seedlings for free, starting at 8 a.m. at the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market in Traverse City (Union & Grandview Parkway), on Saturday, April 24 – the day Traverse City will celebrate Earth Day. “This is the 22nd year we’ve given tree seedlings away,” said Jim Cooper, Key Accounts and Marketing Manager of L&P. “They are potted and ready for planting.”

            According to Cooper, L&P will also be donating 10,000 white pine seedlings to local school children and youth groups through their partnership with the Grand Traverse Conservation District.

            “Light and Power has always been committed to our environment,” said Linda Johnson, chairperson of L&P’s board of directors. “In addition, properly planted trees provide shade and windbreaks that can save you money on your energy bills.”

Other highlights of Traverse City’s Earth Day Celebration will include:

Parade at 1 p.m.  Line-up is at 12 noon at Central Grade School (7th Street and Pine). Bad weather date: May 1.

 Beach & Park Clean-Up. Starts 9 a.m. at the Farmer’s Market. Rain or shine, all ages are encouraged to help keep some of Traverse City’s most prized resources clean!

Free compost – while it lasts. Pick up some self-serve, self-haul compost beginning at 8 a.m. at the Farmer’s Market.

Trail Work Bees. You’re asked to bring your own tools to help clean and beautify the Leelanau Trail and the TART Trail from 9 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Cherry Bend trailhead or at the Three Mile Road parking area.

For details about any of the above activities, visit the Light & Power website: and click on “Celebrate Earth Day.”

Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers energy at low rates in the region to over 10,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships. 

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