Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation announced this week that volunteers will come together to plant trees Saturday at Henderson Park on Hwy. 144.
This event is one of hundreds of re-greening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
“It’s great to be working on an important re-greening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Wendy Bolton, president of the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation’s planting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Henderson Park next to the Bryan County Administrative Complex. Volunteers are welcomed to help plant about 50 trees and should bring a shovel, gloves and rake, if possible.
“Having local organizations like Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation participate in National NeighborWoods Month helps us show the cumulative effect of a burgeoning urban and community forestry movement,” said ACT Executive Director Alice Ewen.
Founded in 1993, the Alliance for Community Trees is a national coalition of 180 nonprofit organizations engaged in urban and community forestry. Its members are dedicated to grassroots community greening, public education, policymaking, job training, environmental design and other activities that support better urban forest stewardship.
NeighborWoods Month is sponsored through a generous grant from The Home Depot Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities.
Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees and built or refurbished more than 1,875 playgrounds, parks and green spaces.
For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.