Arlington residents can get free mulch at Richard Simpson Park April 21, 28 and May 5. Proof of Arlington residency is required.
Over the next few weekends the city of Arlington's Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments, along with Keep Arlington Beautiful, will be giving away free mulch.
The mulch is being made from native trees destroyed by tornadoes earlier this month and will be available at Richard Simpson Park on Saturday April 21, April 28 and May 5.
Residents will have the opportunity to bag unlimited quantities of mulch for their personal use. Volunteer workers will be on hand to assist with loading, but residents should be prepared to self-load their own bags.
No vehicles larger than a pickup truck or trailer are accepted for the program. City of Arlington Public Works Department will provide loaders to fill pickup trucks and trailers.
"Mulch is good flower bed ground cover and can help retain moisture in the lawn and garden when used as a soil amendment," said Lorrie Anderle, Arlington Recycling Coordinator.
The park is located at 6300 W. Arkansas Lane.
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer for this community effort, please contact Jennifer Chadwell, Arlington Parks and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-459-5474.