This Saturday, March 14, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Santee will hold its fourth annual SanTree Fest to celebrate Earth Day and the city’s sixth straight year being named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Last year’s event was held at Cajon Park School, and included tree planting, information booths, food, music, and tours of the school’s garden. This year the festival will be held at Mast Park and will also include a guided nature walk starting at 9:45 am at the trail entrance on the northwest side of the Wal-Mart parking lot. The walk is billed as an all-ages and abilities event, and makes a nice kick-off for the rest of the day’s activities.
Tree planting will begin about 10:15 am, and you will need a liability waiver to take part in that or any of the cleanup activities planned. There is no need for a waiver, however, if you just want to come out and enjoy the day with your neighbors, check out the booths (several local restaurants will be involved), or listen to the bluegrass music of Virtual Strangers. And best of all, it’s all FREE! (Love that word, don’t you?) By the way, there will be no parking at Mast Park except for handicapped visitors – please park in the northwest Wal-Mart lot or at Carlton Hills School.
For more information about the event, check out the SanTree Fest page at the city website (where you can also download the waiver form), or call 619-258-4100 ext 201. Thanks go out to corporate sponsor Waste Management for helping to make this event possible.