North Wildwood – On Friday, April 29th, 2016, the City of North Wildwood and South Jersey Transportation Authority will celebrate Arbor Day by educating the children of Cape Trinity Catholic and Margaret Mace School on the importance of planting trees. The City’s Mayor and Council, in conjunction with The Lomax Consulting Group, will supply Margaret Mace Public School and Cape Trinity Catholic School students with over 500 evergreen tree tubelings for each schoolchild, grades K – 8th; while SJTA will be planting two Kwanzan Cherry Trees on the grounds of both schools in festive celebration of the holiday. Furthermore, Mayor Rosenello and Peter Lomax, the City’s Environmental Consultant, will visit two science classes to give brief presentations on the benefits of ‘green infrastructure’ and the importance of stewardship.
‘Green infrastructure’ (the establishment of trees/vegetation) is a vital component in benefitting the public health with protection of drinking water supplies, mitigating overflows from separate sewer systems, reducing storm-water pollution and CO2 emissions, and cooling densely developed neighborhoods. The planting of more trees will also increase the amount of critical filters for our air and assist in reductions of erosion in unstable areas, as well as increasing soil permeability to facilitate groundwater recharge. Additionally, when trees are properly planted and maintained, they increase property values with visually appealing curbsides and can reduce energy costs in both excessive heat and cold.
“The City of North Wildwood has always been a proponent of healthy living and ecological promotion, and we are happy to partner with Lomax Consulting and South Jersey Transportation Authority for our Arbor Day initiatives this year” said Mayor Patrick Rosenello. “The City’s most recent adoption of the Community Forestry Management and Vegetation Management Plans solidifies our dedication to the environment,” said Mayor Rosenello.