A variety of activities will be taking place this week in Richland.
Several events will take place to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.
• They include an Earth Day display at the Reach museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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• A free electric vehicle presentation and car show starts at 6 p.m. at 505 McMurray St. The event will detail the history of the electric car, emerging trends and the benefits of electric cars. Visitwww.gogreentricities.com
for more information.
• The city will have an Arbor Day tree planting at noon April 24 at Jefferson Park. Volunteer groups will plant up to 10 trees at the event, which also will include a demonstration on how to properly plant a tree.
Residents who have trees that have grown too close to power lines might be eligible for a free removal and discount certificate to replace the tree. Call 509-942-7429 to set up an inspection with an arborist. Residents are asked to be careful not to plant trees too close to overhead or underground electrical lines.
• A new shelterbelt trail will be paved this week, starting from Swift Boulevard, south about 2,100 feet. The new trail will be closer to the beautification wall because tree roots are causing an uneven trail surface along the current location. The old trail will remain a gravel trail after city crews remove the asphalt. Pedestrians are asked to use caution, though no trail closures are planned.