Greener Johnstown



Information related to programs, initiatives, and upcoming events that focus on nature and green sustainability within the Town of Johnstown. 

How The Town of Johnstown Supports a Sustainable Future

The Town of Johnstown is proud to support a number of ‘green’ projects. Learn about a few programs and improvement projects that the Johnstown Town Council has allocated funding for.

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway 2023 - Redeem your Tree Voucher April 13 @ Johnstown PD

Residents interested in this program will need to:

1. Pickup a tree voucher from Town Hall April 3-11 during regular business hours
***NOTE: As of April 4, all tree vouchers have been claimed***
2. Provide proof of residency at time of voucher pickup with state or government ID with a Johnstown address and Town utility bill. 
3. Pick up tree with voucher on April 13 at the Johnstown Police Department

The Tree Giveaway is back for 2023!

Residents can pick up a voucher for a free tree from Town Hall April 3- April 11 during regular business hours. One voucher per resident while supplies last. Residents with a voucher are then invited to pick up their free tree on April 13 from the Johnstown Police Department anytime from 11am-7pm. 

Residents will need to provide proof of residency for voucher pick up: a Colorado State photo ID with Johnstown address and Town utility bill. 

Tree Types offered this year (first come first served):

  • Hedge Maple
  • Rocky Mountain Maple
  • Hackberry
  • Expresso Kentucky Coffeetree
  • Cleveland Select Flowering Pear
  • Shumard Oak

Arbor Day Celebration Tour 

The Arbor Day Celebration Tour is a sustainable annual partnership between the Town of Johnstown (as a Tree City USA) and the local elementary schools to help promote and encourage excitement for the nature and trees in our Town (and the work that our Town is doing to make Johnstown greener). The Arbor Day Celebration ties together Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day, and a summer of recycling education and water conservation to promote a greener and more sustainable place to live by asking 4th graders in all of our elementary schools to give mother nature a hand. The Mayor of Johnstown and other Town Council members will stop at each school to touch base with students on what it means to be a Tree City USA, to care about our environment, to give mother nature a hand, and to challenge them with Earth Stewardship. 


The 2022 Arbor Day Celebration Tour saw the Mayor and other Town Council members meet with students at Letford Elementary, Pioneer Ridge, and Riverview School. This year's tour included a Nature Promise activity in which students were tasked with decorating cutouts of their hands and inscribing them with personal promises to take care of their neighborhood and their green space. These hands were then placed onto 6-foot posters that were designed to have the hands resemble leaves on a tree. These Nature Promise posters will remain on display at Town Hall through summer 2022, so come by to get a glimpse of some of the promises made by local students.