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 is 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.

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. To learn more about us, visit Contacts using the link at the top menubar.

To assist in the Regreen Springfield effort, please join us a a Member, or spend some time with us as a Volunteer. Click a button to see how you can help.

Earth Day Street Tree Planting Planned, April 22nd

 Last year's tree planting with Berkshire Bank on Rochelle Street.


Last year’s tree planting with Berkshire Bank on Rochelle Street.

Thanks to the generous support of the Berkshire Bank Foundation, Regreen Springfield and American International College, along with Berkshire Bank employees will plant 45 new street trees in Springfield on Earth Day, April 22nd.  The tree planting will take place on Albemarle Street, in the Mason Square Neighborhood.  This marks the second year in a row that the Berkshire Bank Foundation has funded a tree planting in the neighborhood.

This year’s planting event coincides with Earth Day, which is a celebration of the environment, and is commemorated with sustainability based initiatives around the country. Students from AIC will join Berkshire Bank staff, the Student Conservation Association, Regreen Springfield volunteers and neighborhood residents in planting the large shade trees along Albemarle Street.

Please Note: If you are interested in participating, please send an email to info@regreenspringfield.org and just provide your name and email address.  Volunteers will meet at AIC on Wilbraham Road, just opposite Albemarle Street, at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, April 22nd.  Please park on nearby streets, since parking on campus is unavailable on the day of the planting.  Please wear comfortable clothing, and boots if possible. Work should be completed about Noon.  Lunch will be provided.

So, please consider helping out a bit on Earth Day, and help to Regreen Springfield… one tree at a time.

 

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Regreening Fundraiser Gala Planned for May 20th

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Please join Regreen Springfield as we celebrate the Spring season and acknowledge the work of our community volunteers and partners, who have helped to regreen the city… one tree at a time.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Regreen Springfield will be holding our first “May ReGreen Springfield Fundraising Gala” at the Barney Carriage House in Springfield’s Forest Park, from 6:00 -8:00 PM. We hope that you will be able to attend, this festive event, which will help support our continued good work in Springfield.

Just because its a ‘gala’ doesn’t mean that you have to make a fuss over your outfit or your attitude.  Business casual is the order for the evening, and a cash bar and great food will help make it a night of fun and friendship. Your attendance and generous support of this event, will help fund our Summer Youth Intern Program and our 2015 Tree Planting initiatives.

The historic Barney Carriage House at Forest Park will serve as a backdrop for this fun filled evening, and the Park will be in full bloom, celebrating the arrival of Spring and our new tree planting season. Come learn about our upcoming plans for this year, meet our Board members and relax and have a great time.  You will be glad you did.

A suggested tax-deductible donation of $25 per person is requested.  Please RSVP by May 15th by visiting www.regreenspringfield.org/gala

Regreen Springfield is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).  Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Cathedral High Students Join Regreen at Quarry Pond

Cathedral students pose at Quarry Pond in Springfield's Sixteen Acres neighborhood on November 25, 2014.

Cathedral High School students pose at Quarry Pond in Springfield’s Sixteen Acres neighborhood on November 25, 2014.

On, Tuesday, November 25th, 29 student volunteers from Cathedral High School joined Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield Parks Department in removing invasive and non-desirable vegetation at Quarry Pond, at Camp Wilder in the Sixteen Acres neighborhood of the city. This effort was aimed at providing trees and shrubs, that were planted around the pond following the June 2011 tornado, a chance to mature with less competition from non-native plants and other invasive vegetation.

The students completed the work as part of Cathedral High School’s commitment to community service, and this project included participation by students from the National Honor Society and several sports teams.  The work was completed in cooperation with the Springfield Conservation Commission, who provided technical assistance to the work of the day.  Additionally, staff from the City’s Forestry Division provided staff assistance and tools to help complete the work.  Volunteers from Regreen Springfield also participated in the effort.

 Students work to remove invasive vegetation at Quarry Pond on November 25, 2014.


Students work to remove invasive vegetation at Quarry Pond on November 25, 2014.

A neighborhood-based day of community service at the Pond is planned for the spring, and the students from Cathedral are expected to spend another day working at Quarry Pond in April 2015.

Quarry Pond is located at the new Camp Wilder Recreation Area that was built adjacent to the Pond following the tornado, and it contains parking areas, a gazebo and picnic tables.  Nearly 1,000 seedlings and small trees were planted in the tornado damage area surrounding the Pond, as well as nearly 50 large shade trees.  The work that was completed is expected to aid in the establishment of native vegetation on the site, which will ultimately make the area more sustainable as a natural landscape.

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