Dedication Programs

Celebrate a connection to people, pets, and place.
2020 Dedication Tree Keepsake Package with poster, certificate, poem card and invitation to planting ceremony 

Dedication Tree Keepsake Package

Commemorate someone special with the Dedication Tree Keepsake Package. It also makes a great gift for a holiday, birthday, wedding, or anniversary. The Keepsake Package includes a personalized certificate, a limited edition art print, an artist bio card, a poem card, and an invitation to the annual tree planting ceremony.

The 2020 special edition art print is by nature artist Lindsay Stripling. Marin County Poet Laureate Terry Lucas is the author of the 2020 keepsake poem. 

To receive a Dedication Tree Keepsake Package, complete the application form below and make a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more. 


Group of people standing in front of the newly planted tree 

Dedication Tree Ceremony

The Dedication Tree Keepsake Package includes an invitation to the annual tree planting ceremony for family and friends. The Poet Laureate commences the festivities with a poetry reading. Donors and their guests can participate by taking a turn planting and decorating the tree. The next Dedication Tree Ceremony is being rescheduled pending the COVID-19 shelter in place order.

Lagoon Park is a favorite place in San Rafael to connect with nature. Fountains, shade trees, and benches create a quiet place for reflection and to watch the dedication tree grow.


In the future look for additional Dedication Program opportunities. A Dedication Sculpture Garden is being planned in Lagoon Park, with butterfly habitat and a bronze sculpture. In Hal Brown Park, an art wall near the meditation labyrinth will accommodate nameplates. And in Mill Valley, plans are underway to include commemorative tiles on the roundabout mosaic.