The Village of Cooperstown will hold its Arbor Day celebration on Friday, July 5 at 11am on the Lake Street end of Pine Boulevard. Two trees have been planted on the median strip on Pine Boulevard in memory of Bill and Liz Clark. Bill served as a Village trustee and mayor from 1964-1966, and Liz was employed in the Bassett Hospital research department. We hope you will be able to join the Clark family for our Arbor Day ceremony as we remember Bill and Liz’s commitment to our community.

Arbor Day began 152 years ago in 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The event is meant to recognize and support the planting of trees, which provide many benefits to local communities like Cooperstown. Trees enrich our environment by improving air and water quality, reducing runoff, creating habitat and food, and providing shade, which helps decrease cooling and heating costs and provides a respite on hot summer days.