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Gov. Healey joins Mayor to kick off Earth Week in Malden!

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  Governor Maura Healey, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper and Undersecretary of Environmental Justice & Equity María Belén Power joined Mayor Gary Christenson in Malden to kick off Earth Week last Tuesday. Local Girl Scouts and students from the Malden Teen Enrichment Center and the YWCA were all in attendance to assist the Governor and the Mayor in planting several trees along Walnut Street at the Ferryway School.

  The effort was to further the Greening the Gateway Cities Program coordinated by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR). The program targets Environmental Justice neighborhoods in gateway cities that have lower tree inventory and a larger population. Increasing tree plantings will help save energy, protect air and water quality and improve overall community health.

  Governor Healey took the time to personally thank Malden DPW Director Bob Knox for his efforts and also Cemetery Director/Malden Tree Warden Chris Rosa for his continued work with DCR to reach a goal of planting 2,400 new trees in Malden.

  “I’m grateful to Governor Healey for her support of our City and for coming here to celebrate Earth Day in Malden,” said Mayor Christenson. “The Greening the Gateway Cities Program is a great example of working together to increase the tree cover in many of our neighborhoods.”

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