HICKORY, N.C. — The inaugural Green Fest happened Saturday at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market. It offered a chance for people to meet the WCNC Charlotte weather team and learn how to "be green" by protecting and preserving our natural environment.
The community came out to say hello to the WCNC Charlotte Weather team. The City of Hickory handed out free potted trees (silky dogwoods and red maples). There were also giveaways and information about environmental stewardship.
“The Community Appearance Commission is happy to share potted trees with local residents in our continued efforts to promote tree planting and preservation throughout the Hickory community,” said Cal Overby, CAC liaison and assistant planning manager for the City of Hickory.
Dana Kaminske, City of Hickory Communications and Marketing Manager, said, "We do this for the community. We do this because it's important to make sure people know about green earth, about Arbor Day, about Earth Day; about how to take care of your trees the correct way; how to plant trees and how to take care of the environment."
Representatives from the CAC and several City departments shared important information about solid waste collection and recycling, tree and landscape maintenance, plant propagation, stormwater management, and litter reduction and cleanup efforts.
The WCNC Charlotte Weather Team provided interactive demonstrations and a chance to take home some WCNC Charlotte swag.