TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Clean and Beautiful has announced the final dedication of commemorative trees along Pantano River Park.
In cooperation with the City of Tucson, each tree has been purchased by people living in the Tucson area, honoring friends and family.
The dedication ceremony was on Friday morning. It including a reading of the names for whom the trees have been dedicated, and names inscribed at the nearby Children's Memorial Garden.
The Pantano River Park Commemorative Tree Program is based upon the success of the completed El Paseo de los Arboles Commemorative Tree Project. In that project, 600 trees were added on the Santa Cruz River Park bank. Over the last several years, organizers say 570 trees have been added along the Pantano Wash. The dedicated trees will restore more than two miles of natural habitat, and will grow to provide shade for users of this multi-use path.
Friday's dedication ceremony was at the Pantano River Park, in the Garden of the Sun.