April 25, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 1

Growing a little clout

Airway Heights receives 10th consecutive Tree City national award

For the past 10 years, Airway Heights has been one of only a few thousand cities in the United States to receive a Tree City USA award.

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To make it 10 years in a row, however, carries some clout with it.

J.C. Kennedy, parks, recreation and community services director, said applying for the award is an annual goal for the department. Only 3,400 cities across the country receive the award each year.

In an effort to highlight the achievement, the city applied for a grant offered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Forestry Services. The grant, which the city received...

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