Schools join in Arbor Day ceremony

Kenwood and Jefferson students to plant trees

KENWOOD — When the city celebrates Arbor Day on Friday, May 9, students from two Southwest schools will be there to help.

Students from both Kenwood Community School and Jefferson Community School will participate in the planting of 125 trees on the north end of Lake of the Isles. The trees commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The Park Board estimated over 900 students and staff members would be on hand for the event. Students will perform in an 11:30 a.m. public ceremony near the intersection of East Lake of the Isles Parkway and West Franklin Avenue.

Two Princeton elms will be planted during the ceremony, one a memorial to former Jefferson teacher Sharon Johnson and the other to mark the Park Board’s anniversary.