Palm Desert Celebrates 50 Years on Saturday, April 29

PALM DESERT — The public is welcome Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. when this city continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary with a 50 Trees for 50 Years Arbor Day event.

Palm Desert will plant a total of 50 trees throughout the city this spring including 10 in Civic Center Park. Residents can join in on the fun by coming out to the event and lending a hand in shoveling the dirt back around the roots of newly placed trees. It’s a great way to get outdoors and introduce young family members to the value of trees in our environment.

Vendors will be on hand with educational and informative literature ranging from coloring books for kids to tree maintenance guides for adults. While supplies last, tree saplings will be available to take home and plant in your own yard, creating your own lasting memory of the City’s golden anniversary.

The event is sponsored by the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce.

The City of Palm Desert, incorporated November 26, 1973, is centered in the heart of the Coachella Valley. It is known as the cultural and retail center of the desert communities.

In 1997, voters approved changing Palm Desert’s designation from general law to a Charter City in order to preserve the historical principles of self-governance and derive the resulting social, economic, and fiscal benefits from local control.

For more information, call the City at 760-776-6481.