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City of Tempe celebrates Tree City USA recognition with Arbor Day 5K
4th Annual Community Fun Run benefits Tempe’s Trees
Posted Date: 4/16/2013

Denise Rentschler
Public Information Officer
City of Tempe Community Services

TEMPE, Ariz. – To celebrate its designation as a 2012 Tree City USA, the City of Tempe will host its 4th Annual Arbor Day 5K at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Giuliano Park.

Tempe was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 17th year Tempe has earned the national designation.

Cities are given the distinction by achieving the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Tempe will once again celebrate this distinction and observe Arbor Day in a fun and unique way – with the 4th annual Arbor Day 5K. Activities will include an event expo, beginning at 4 p.m., and a free Kids Dash for children 10 and under, beginning at 6 p.m.

The Arbor Day 5K, presented by SRP Earthwise, is the main fundraiser for the Trees for Tempe program, which helps revitalize Tempe’s urban forest.

To register for the Arbor Day 5K, visit

About the Arbor Day Foundation:
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at

About SRP Earthwise:
SRP EarthWise™ Energy is a voluntary program that SRP customers can join for as little as $3 per month, with 100% of dollars helping to build solar projects for nonprofit organizations in the Valley. It's a convenient, cost-effective way SRP customers can make a difference by supporting solar with nonprofits reaping the rewards. To learn more, visit