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Keep Bossier Beautiful plants 50 trees in Bossier City

Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune - In partnership with the Bossier Parish Police Jury, Keep Bossier Beautiful and a large group of community volunteers planted 50, 15-gallon Bald Cypress trees along the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City on Saturday January 21, 2023. The annual Keep Bossier Beautiful tree planting event is held in order to commemorate Arbor Day.

Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune

In celebration of Arbor Day, Keep Bossier Beautiful (KBB) and a large group of community volunteers planted 50, 15-gallon Bald Cypress trees in partnership with the Bossier Parish Police Jury along the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City on Saturday January 21, 2023.

The trees planted on Saturday will bring beauty to the parkway, work as a sound barrier for residents and provide numerous natural resources.

Lynn Bryan, Keep Bossier Beautiful Executive Director, said “We have more than 80 registered volunteers to work in various positions for this event. Many of our volunteers have worked with KBB on previous events. We have eight volunteer teams and each team will plant six to seven trees. We are delighted that five of our eight teams are returning: Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Live Oak Environmental, Bossier High School – National Honor Society, Republican Women of Bossier and Gang Green.

“All of this was made possible by our generous sponsors; Platinum Shovel Sponsor, Live Oak Environmental, Gold Shovel Sponsors, Barksdale Federal Credit Union and Southern Home Builders, Inc. Our Publicity Sponsor is the Bossier Press-Tribune,” she added.

“I am honored to work with good partners, donors, volunteers and especially the KBB Board of Directors, who support this mission with their time, talents, and donations. Special thanks to Gary Kippers, KBB Board member and owner of Knippers Landscape & Design, for the many hours he dedicated to make this project a success. We are working together to make a more beautiful Bossier,” Bryan concluded.

Arbor Day—which translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor—is a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment.

KBB was selected by Keep Louisiana Beautiful as the state recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Affiliate Award.

Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune
Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune
Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune
Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune
Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune
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