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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Arbor Day ceremonies set Oct. 18
If you have ever wanted to be a tree hugger, your chance is coming up. The city, TreeFolks and more than 70 volunteers will be planting 80 native trees and mulching existing trees at Boggy Creek Greenbelt in honor of Arbor Day 2014. The event will celebrate Arbor Day and the City of Austin’s 23rd year as a Tree City USA community. There will be activities, live music, an Arbor Day proclamation and lots of family fun, including tree planting, tree ID tours, and seed ball making. The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Boggy Creek Greenbelt, 2300 Rosewood Ave. The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Check online for more information about Austin’s Urban Forestry Program or TreeFolks.
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