In an effort to enhance Garden Grove’s urban forest and educate youth about the importance of trees, the City invites local students, kindergarten through 12th grade, to participate in the Tree Art Contest. Students are invited to draw, paint or photograph current or future trees in Garden Grove and submit their original artwork online, at ggcity.org/urban-forest, by Friday, May 1.
Submitted artwork will be displayed on the City’s Facebook, @gardengrovecityhall, from Monday, May 4 through Thursday, June 4. The community will be invited to judge the Tree Art Contest by “liking” their favorite tree art in each age category: K-3rd; 4th-6th; 7th-9th; and 10th-12th.
The post with the most “likes” in each age category will be determined the winner. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $100.
Winning artwork will be posted on the City’s website and social pages on Monday, June 8. Winners will have 30 days to claim their prize from the City of Garden Grove, located at 11222 Acacia Parkway. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of prize pickup.
The Tree Art Contest is part of the City’s upcoming 40-year Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) that will act as a guide for maintaining, enhancing and growing an urban forest in Garden Grove.
The community is invited to participate in the UFMP development by taking an online survey that will help the City identify and understand community values in urban forestry. The online survey is accessible through Saturday, April 18, at http://bit.ly/gg-urban-forest-plan.
Learn more about the Tree Art Contest and UFMP by attending the 2nd Annual Art in the Park community event, this Saturday, March 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Village Green park, located at 12732 Main Street. The City’s Community and Economic Development staff will be available for questions at the Urban Forest Management Plan booth.
For more information, contact Paul Guerrero, Community and Economic Development Department, at (714) 741-5181.