Environmental Club Volunteers at City's Arbor Day
By: Mary Ann Cozza
This weekend, students from UHD's Environmental Club (EVC) gathered with volunteers and city officials, including Houston Mayor Annise Parker, to commemorate Arbor Day 2013.
The 17 students assisted with planting around 85 trees in Memorial Park, which was seriously impacted by the 2012 drought. Other volunteer groups around the city planted hundreds of trees in Hermann Park, the Bayou Land Conservancy and the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
EVC President Isaac Valdez said that the UHD students were recognized and complimented on their UHD shirts and obvious organizational skills. He said the group was able to work alongside Mayor Parker and that it was a great opportunity to promote the University's greenness.