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Tree City USA Event Coming To Beloit

Tree City USA does an award presentation to all cities that earn that designation in March every year. The State Forestry Service oversees the program and this year Beloit requested and was chosen to be the site. Beloit will be a Tree City for the 40th year this year. The program itself has been going for 41 years.

The award presentation is not free, but has a registration cost due to the luncheon. Fred Deneke, who was a founding father of urban forestry, a former teacher in Beloit and a professor at K-State will be returning to Beloit to speak at this event. More information and costs to attend are expected to be released this week.

On March 22 there will be a tour in the afternoon for those that come in, and the actual event program and presentation of certificates will take place on March 23.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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