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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
Springfield, in partnership with the City of Springfield Dept. Health and Human Services, are developing (3) environmentally based ‘scavenger hunts’ in the city, and will celebrate the kick off on in December, with a Kick-off in Forest Park. The other ‘hunts’ will be 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.
Check back here soon, or or 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 adventure that we have available at the Abbey Brook Watershed conservation area.
Abbey Brook Watershed Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/abbeybrook
or scan the QR code.
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/