Regreening the South End

Arbor Day Celebration & Forest Park Arboretum Ceremony – April 28th

Arboretum Day 2017 UpdatedRegreen Springfield, in partnership with the Springfield Forestry Division and the Paperboard Packaging Council invite you to join students of the Springfield Environmental Center of Our Schools (ECOS) in planting new trees in celebration of Arbor Day 2017, in Forest Park on April 28th at 10:00 AM.

Thanks to a generous donation by the Paperboard Packaging Council, headquartered in Springfield, five new trees will be added to the Forest Park Arboretum. The first permanent labels on the Forest Park Arboretum trees will be installed at this event, marking a great step forward in the Arboretum’s development.

Please plan to attend if you can.  The festivities begin at 10:00 AM near the Duck Ponds in the lower park.  Please use the Sumner Avenue entrance, and let the toll booth attendant know that you are headed to the Arbor Day event.

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Springfield’s South End unites to beautify Main Street flower planters

The ‘Street Colors’ effort which included logistical and organizational support by Regreen Springfield was featured in a story by MassLive. Organizations like the South End Business Association, the Latino Education Institute and Regreen teamed up to clean out the planters and beautify them with donated mums. Students and staff from South End Middle School joined in Saturday morning’s effort.

To view the story, just click on the thumbnail image.

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MassLive Features Regreen Springfield at work in the South End

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‘Street Colors’ Brings Fall Excitement to the South End

On 29272581103_61cd44be90_oSaturday, September 24th, over 50 volunteers from the Regreen Springfield, the South End Middle School, HAP Housing, the C3 Community Police Initiative and local business partners planted Mums in all of the flower containers along Main Street.  The project will add a bright fall decor to landscape along both sides of the street from Red Rose Pizzeria south to HAP Housing.

The effort was spearheaded by a team from HAP Housing and Regreen Springfield, and served as the first of several regreening efforts planned for the South End Neighborhood over the next year.  In the Spring, the planters will be filled with ornamental perennial flowers and grasses, in an effort to provide beauty the streetscape all summer long.

Over 120 Mums were planted during the morning work session, which concluded with a community lunch at the South End Middle School.

Click on any image to view the entire photo gallery from the Street Colors event…

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