Bridgeport mayor, residents plant trees in honor of Earth Week

Members of the Bridgeport community celebrated Earth Week by getting their hands dirty today.

Residents at the Eisenhower Senior Center joined Mayor Bill Finch in planting trees as part of the city's Earth Week celebrations.

The mayor says not only are trees important for oxygen and shade in local parks, but they may even help the city cut back on other expenses, such as soaking up runoff to help save on sewer bills.

Finch says he has made a pact to plant 2,012 trees by the year 2012.

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