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Arbor Day at Veranda Beach – April 7th


Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Enthusiasm is building for Arbor Day festivities here at Veranda Beach. Veranda Beach cottage owners, families and guests are invited to come together to celebrate the natural beauty surrounding the Veranda Beach community.  Join in on a fun filled day complete with tree plantings, activities and a celebration
potluck lunch for the whole family!

Agenda for the day:

9:00 – 10:00 WILDLIFE CENTERS & CRAFTS

10:00 – 11:15 TREE PLANTING WITH JOHN & TREE

KIESECKER OF PLAIN-N-SIMPLE, LLC.

11:30 -12:00 OFFICIAL RECYCLE CENTER LAUNCH

12:00 – 1:00 CELEBRATION LUNCH ~ POTLUCK & CHILI FEED

1:30–2:00 EASTER EGG HUNT WITH EASTER

BUNNY BOO

Did you know that a tree that lives to be over 40 years old will have removed one
ton of carbon emissions from the atmosphere?  Wow!  Think what Veranda Beach
Cottage owners and guests will be doing for our environment by adding to the
trees that surround our community!

Download an Arbor Day Tree Order Form.

Veranda Beach is about to get Greener…


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

8 large shade trees plus 13 native trees & shrubs greener to be exact. Veranda Beach will get more colorful as well with native wild flowers. All thanks to the sponsorship of thirteen Veranda Beach families.

Chinese Elm Shade Tree in Veranda Beach's Village

Veranda Beach cottage owners and guests will partake in the 1st Annual Arbor Day Planting taking place next Saturday, April 23rd at Veranda Beach. Under the guidance of Veranda Beach Crew horticulturists John and Tree Kiesecker of Plain-N-Simple, LLC, 8 – fifteen foot large shade trees will be planted along Veranda Drive and the beach front and the 130 one foot starts of native trees and shrubs will planted around the common areas and trails for all to enjoy. Forever homes will be found for 10 bird and butterfly houses and a custom blend mix of wildflower seeds will be sown along the “wild shoreline” and Cactus Mountain.

Each large tree planted at Veranda Beach next weekend will grow to provide shade, animal and bird habitat such as the 50 year old Chinese Elm in the Village and EACH tree will absorb approximately 10 pounds of air pollution annually.   While there are no additional Chinese Elms being planted next week, Tree Kiesecker cherishes this old tree from when the land housed a dairy “as it appears that perhaps when the tree was young, a cow may have stepped on it contributing to it’s unique shape”.

Keeping within the many shades of green soon to be added at Veranda Beach, Dan Ogden, a Veranda Beach cottage owner, has been working with the Methow Valley Recycle Program and the County to launch a recycling program at Veranda Beach.

Veranda Beach is clearly a community working to minimize its’ own environmental impact, as well as benefit the greater community of Oroville and the Okanogan Valley.