Baton Rouge to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month- Trees & Trails

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Baton Rouge, La. – October 1, 2006. Baton Rouge Green today announced that it will host the Trees & Trails – Volunteer Trailblazing. This event is one of more than 100 regreening 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). Baton Rouge Green is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


Trees and Trails: An Adventure in Nature is an experiential program in the heart of the forest at the LSU Burden Center that uses nature to inspire learning through adventure and discovery (www.treesandtrails.com) Volunteers from the Junior League of Baton Rouge Inc, FORUM 35, Raising Cane’s, LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will blaze a quarter mile of ADA accessible trail.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Peggy Davis. “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.” Baton Rouge Green seeks to make the city greener by leading, educating, and inspiring our community to conserve plant and sustain Baton Rouge’s trees.
Baton Rouge Green’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LSU Burden Center, 4560 Essen Ln.
Read the full Baton Rouge Green press release. (PDF)