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ReGreen Springfield, in partnership with the City of Springfield Parks Department and the Department of Health and Human Services, have created (4) environmentally based ‘scavenger hunts’ in the city, and will celebrate the kick off on April 17, at 10:00 AM with a Kick-off in Forest Park. The other ‘hunts’ are located in natural spaces in other parts of the city.
Please join your friends, family, and neighbors in kicking off this unique program that combines exercise, nature exploration and helps learn about navigation in the great outdoors.
Our adventure begins Wednesday April 17, at 10:00 AM, but you can arrive anytime before 2:00 PM to start your own exploration. Please meet us at the Kennedy Memorial Flame in Forest Park.
For more information, call 413/523-0014.
GET A HEAD START
If you want to get a head start on the adventures, you can try the sample adventures that we have available in the Abbey Brook Watershed, Van Horn Park, and Forest Park. Just click on the links below to learn more about each hunt.
Forest Park Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/forestpark
Abbey Brook Watershed Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/abbeybrook
Van Horn Park East Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/vanhornwest
Van Horn Park West Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/vanhorneast
COME LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY COMMON TREES GROWING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
This winter, Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield Parks Department, in partnership with the Greening the Gateway Cities Program – Springfield, will be offering a special workshop on how to identify tree species growing in Springfield. You will gain skills that will have you an expert in no time.
Winter and summer methods for identification will be introduced during the interactive sessions. All materials, resource books and tools will be supplied free of charge.
For your convenience, the same program is being offered at three different neighborhood locations on tree different dates… the same single program will be delivered on each date, so choose one that works for you.
- January 22, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
1 Federal Street (across from STCC)
- February 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Greenleaf Community Center
1188 Parker Street, Springfield, MA
- February 26, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM
John Shea Education Center
at Forest Park Sumner AvenueEntrance
To learn more about the program, and to enroll in the free course, just visit www.regreenspringfield.org/tree-id.
COME LEARN & EXPLORE THE BASICS OF TREE CARE AND LANDSCAPING
Beginning November 15th, ReGreen Springfield will be offering a FREE 5-SESSION TRAINING PROGRAM which will feature hands-on instruction on making neighborhood greenspace, private properties and other open space more sustainable by proper landscaping. Included in this instruction will be training and instruction on simple techniques that you can learn that will help you get a job in the landscape trade, will provide you will valuable experience and make you more aware of what it takes to be a landscape professional. The free training course will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday for 3 weeks, starting on November 15th.
THERE IS NO CHARGE to participate in this program, and all training materials, tools, transportation fees, safety equipment and exam feeswill be provided to you. Training session will be held at the STCC Business Growth Center, One Federal Street, right across from the main entrance to STCC.
To learn more about the program, and to enroll in the free course, just visit www.regreenspringfield.org/training.
BEGINS NOVEMBER 15th, 2018, 4:00-6:30 PM
One Federal Street, Building 102, 3rd Floor Classroom
Program Dates: November 15, 29, December 6, 8, 13