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PHOTOS: Arbor Day 2024 celebration

by CASEY KREIDER, Daily Inter Lake
| April 26, 2024 1:05 PM

Third-grade students in School District 5 participate in a host of activities including environmental education booths, park beautification, tree planting and an Arbor Day ceremony at Lawrence Park in Kalispell on Friday, April 26.

    Third-grade students in Melaina Ames' class at Hedges Elementary School sing and dance around a Maypole during the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Third-grade students scale a climbing wall at a Montana Army National Guard station at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Third-grade students help plant a black walnut tree the children voted to name "Brook" at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Dani Crandell with Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center holds a peregrine falcon during a demonstration at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Rankin Elementary third-graders are hoisted into the canopy of a horse chestnut tree at the Trees For Life station at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Doe Carroll with Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center holds a northern saw whet owl during a demonstration at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Leslie Mathern with Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center holds a great horned owl during a demonstration at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Fred Bicha, right, Parks Superintendent with Kalispell Parks & Recreation, receives the Tree City USA Growth Award on behalf of the city from Greg Poncin, with the Montana DNRC, at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Third-grade students help plant a black walnut tree the children voted to name "Brook" at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Third-grade students help plant a black walnut tree the children voted to name "Brook" at the Arbor Day celebration at Lawrence Park on Friday, April 26. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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