Welcome to Regreen Springfield!
Through our tree advocacy efforts, ReGreen Springfield has collaborated with businesses, community organizations, educational partners and government agencies to promote the reforestation of Springfield, improve growing conditions for trees and engage new allies in tree care and monitoring.
ReGreen Springfield realizes that strength of our city in found in the neighborhoods. With that as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to partner with civic associations, religious institutions, businesses and other advocacy groups to assist in helping to ‘regreen’ the city.
A few of the thngs that ReGreen Springfield is doing to ensure that urban forest of the city is enjoyed by generations into the future include the following:
- Planning for greening
- Planting new trees
- Maintenance of newly planted trees
- Engaging ‘citizen scientists’
- Developing strategic master plans
Last summer, we were able to plant 1,040 new trees across the tornado zone of Springfield in an effort to regreen the city and to help reduce energy use by individual homeowners. Please join Regreen Springfield in this reforestation effort by planting a tree in your own yard, helping to plant trees along our streets and in our parks, or donate your time or funds to neighborhood regreening efforts. With your help, Springfield’s urban forest will be restored… one tree at a time.
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A nationally competition has recently resulted in a TD Green Streets grant being awarded to the City of Springfield and Regreen Springfield. The award of the grant is a great honor, since it was a national, highly selective competition. The grant funds will enable the creation of two urban orchards in Springfield, as well as help support Regreen’s outreach and education activities, and help engage youth, neighborhood residents and community groups in the work of establishing the two orchards, which will produce fruit, as well as more engaged residents of the city.
Springfield joins Burlington, Vt.; Cheltenham Township, Pa.; Greenville, SC; Casselberry, Fla.; Myrtle Beach, SC; Salem, Mass.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Wilmington, Del. in receiving an inaugural TD Green Streets grant. Launched in 2013 by TD Bank and the National Arbor Day Foundation, TD Green Streets supports innovation in urban forestry.
The official announcement was made on April 26th at the City’s Arbor Day Ceremony, held at Kennedy Middle School, in the Indian Orchard neighborhood.
Look for the new Regreen Springfield video on the efforts of the organization to help restore the tornado impacted neighborhoods of the city. The video will be released at the City of Springfield’s Arbor Day Celebration, on Friday, April 27th, and will highlight our Spring 2013 community outreach initiative. This initiative aims to bring educational information on the value of urban forests to the residents of Springfield.