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, education and citizen science. We realize that the strength of our city is found in the neighborhoods. With this as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to ‘regreen’ the city… one tree at at time.
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.
Regreening Springfield’s X Commercial District
Design Workshop – Thursday, Feb 11th, 4:30-6:00 PM
Forest Park Library Community Room
Please plan to attend this exciting event! Regreen Springfield is working with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the Conway School of Design, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, and the City of Springfield to develop a greening proposal for the Springfield X commercial district of the city, in order to determine the feasibility of the installation ‘green street’ components in neighborhoods. This project is being funded by the US Forest Service, and will be replicated in Chicopee and Holyoke following completion of the effort in Springfield.
Please plan to join us at the workshop, which features development of conceptual plans for the area and take-home information on using trees in the landscape, including your own yard.
Click on the image above to view workshop flyer.
On Saturday, October 31, 26 volunteers from C&S Wholesale Grocers, located in Hatfield, worked with volunteers from Regreen Springfield to help regreen Camp Wilder Park in the Sixteen Acres Neighborhood. The park was created as part of the effort to restore greenspace in the city following the June 2011 tornado.
The team of volunteers, who traveled to Springfield from as far away as Brattleboro, VT and Erving, MA worked to prune shrubs, weed and cultivate planting beds, spread bark mulch and remove invasive plants from the tornado recovery area of the park near Quarry Pond.
The effort provided an opportunity for Regreen Springfield to partner with another corporate supporter in an effort to regreen the city… one tree at a time. The C&S team plans to visit Springfield again next spring, to help plant trees in the lower Forest Park Neighborhood of the city.
At the 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference of the New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (NE-ISA), held in North Conway, NH, Regreen Springfield was recognized with this years Gold Leaf Award. The ISA Gold Leaf Award is designed to recognize an individual, organization, or community in the New England Chapter for outstanding community landscape beautification projects. This is an opportunity for the NEC-ISA to recognize projects that have had an impact on a community or region with an international award.
The Gold Leaf award is intended to recognize individuals, organizations, or municipalities that have made significant contributions through tree planting and landscaping which enhances environmental protection, conservation,
beautification, air purification, or wildlife protection. Regreen Springfield’s dedication to improve the urban forest and environmental quality of Springfield’s neighborhoods was cited as key in the selection of this year’s recipient.
In addition to Regreen Springfield, David Bloniarz, President of the organization was recognized for his efforts to improve Springfield’s urbanized landscapes.