Arbor Day

Ephrata High School students recently collaborated with Ephrata Borough to plant 40 trees in honor of Arbor Day.  The students, who are part of two environmental science classes, planted the trees to be a riparian stream buffer in Moyer Meadow, located near the intersection of Penn Avenue and First Street in Ephrata.

The trees were donated by the Penn State University Extension for the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, and representatives from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry were in attendance.

The Arbor Day celebration was made official with a resolution read by Mayor Ralph Mowen.  The mayor also noted that 2019 is the seventh year Ephrata was recognized by Tree City USA as one of the thousands of communities across America that understands and recognizes the importance of trees.  Learn more at