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.
ReGreen Springfield realizes that strength of our city in found in the neighborhoods. With that as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to partner with civic associations, religious institutions, businesses and other advocacy groups to assist in helping to ‘regreen’ the city.
A few of the thngs that ReGreen Springfield is doing to ensure that urban forest of the city is enjoyed by generations into the future include the following:
- Planning for greening
- Planting new trees
- Maintenance of newly planted trees
- Engaging ‘citizen scientists’
- Developing strategic master plans
Last summer, we were able to plant 1,040 new trees across the tornado zone of Springfield in an effort to regreen the city and to help reduce energy use by individual homeowners. 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… one tree at a time.
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.
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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
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Look for a New Environmental Expedition Coming in December!
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.
QR Code for Abbey Brook Expedition
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