Today marked the 125th anniversary of Wyoming Arbor Day. The celebration took place on the south lawn of the Capitol. On hand were Governor Mead, Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen, state and local natural resource agencies, schools and the general public.
Wyoming Arbor Day began in 1888 when the Wyoming territorial legislature declared the last Monday in April as Arbor Day. Today's ceremony featured proclamations from the governor and mayor. Several awards were also given out. Lauren Mitchell from Lovell Elementary School won the State Arbor Day Poster Contest and the City of Evanston won the Outstanding State Arbor Day Award. Also, a special tree was planted in memory of former state treasurer Joe Meyer.
After the ceremony, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power helped with free distribution pine, maple, and oak tree seedlings.