TD Bank Tree Days Regreens Edgewood Street With New Shade Trees

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Regreen Springfield, in partnership with TD Bank, planted 36 new shade trees on Edgewood Street, in the Bay Neighborhood, on Wednesday, October 24th. Over 40 TD Bank employees from Massachusetts worked to plant the new trees, and helped to make the neighborhood a bit greener, healthier and more sustainable. Plus, it now looks a lot more visually appealing, supports wildlife and will help cool the houses on the street.

The City of Springfield Forestry Division of the Parks Department and students from the University of Massachusetts and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture also joined in the planting trees and provided logistical and technical assistance. City Forester Alex Sherman, Assistant Forester Marcus Catlett and the arborists from the Division led the volunteers in getting the trees planted properly.

This was the fourth time that TD and Regreen have partnered to restore the tree canopy in Springfield’s neighborhoods. Over 200 trees have been planted as part of this effort, and the impact has been pronounced, since most of the streets previously had no trees growing on them. Based on calculations compiled by the US Forest Service, the trees that have been planted will provide over $535,000 in energy savings and other benefits over the next 15 years. This will increase as the trees continue to grow toward maturity.

To learn more about the i-Tree software tools that were used by the Forest Service to calculate the benefits, visit http://design.itreetools.org/

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Community Tree Planting – TD Bank Tree Days, October 24th, 12:00 Noon


URI-Blake_465Regreen Springfield, in partnership with TD Bank, will be planting new street trees on Edgewood Street, in the Bay Neighborhood, on Wednesday, October 24th from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM.  Please join your friends, family, and neighbors in the exciting community event.  You will help to restore the green canopy on one of Springfield’s least tree-lined streets and will help to make the neighborhood a bit greener, healthier and more sustainable. Plus, it will look a lot more visually appealing, support wildlife habitat and cool the houses on the street.

We will be meeting at the corner of Edgewood and Acorn Streets at Noon and we proceed from there. You don’t need to know anything about tree planting or have planted a tree in the past, to participate.  We will help you to learn the basics and then you will be ready to regreen the city… one tree at a time.

For more information, call 413/523-0014 or send an email to info@regreenspringfield.org

 

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Environmental Expeditions Continue in August


IMG_5372PLEASE NOTE: The Environmental Expeditions are continuing in August.  Please see upcoming dates and locations.

Regreen Springfield has embarked on an important initiative that will bring STEM and environmental learning opportunities to youth and Springfield’s younger residents through programming in our city’s parks, that will deliver active living programming and improve neighborhood resiliency.

Recognizing the important role of parks in community health, safety and wellbeing, the Safe Sumer parks Program will provide summer programming that engages youth around various community and environmental issues.

This effort is the result of a partnership between the City of Springfield Parks Department and the Department of Health and Human Service, MASS in Motion, the US Forest Service and UMass/Amherst.  Each session will be held in one of Springfield’s public parks, and lunch will be available to all Springfield school aged youth via the Food, Friends and Fun Program and the Springfield School’s Summer Food Service Program.

The program is free of charge, and is open to ages 10-17 years old. No advanced registration is needed. Free lunch is provided to participants.

If you need more information, please call 413/523-0014 or visit www.regreenspringfield.org/safesummer

**PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME DATES AND LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED**

PROGRAM DATES, LOCATIONS AND ADVENTURE TOPICS

NOTE: ALL SESSIONS ARE HELD FROM 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM unless noted.

SESSION #9 – August 16, 2018 at Kenefick Park *NOTE NEW DATE*
Science Exploration Adventure
Learn how to have fun while studying Springfield’s urban forest environment
This session will provide tips for how youth can continue to explore the natural world around them throughout the year.

SESSION #10 – August 21, 2018 at Myrtle Street Park, Indian Orchard *NOTE NEW DATE*
Landscape Design Exercise and Planting at the Park
This includes a hands-on ‘charette,’ or landscape design and planning event, that will create a plan for a new planting area at the playground.  Later in the day, we will plant the first phase of the landscape project.

PARK LOCATIONS
To find the specific location of each park, please visit http://www.springfield-ma.gov/park/index.php?id=park-facilities

All park locations are serviced by PVTA bus routes.  For information visit http://www.pvta.com/


mass in motion lobospringfield sealFunding for this program is provided by the City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services and the Mass in Motion program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

 

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