Chicago to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Chicago – October 1, 2006. Openlands today announced that it will plant/maintain 70 trees during three events to celebrate NeighborWoods Month. These events are three 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). Openlands is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Glenda Daniel. “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.”
Openlands’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Burnham Nature Sanctuary Restoration (savanna restoration).
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Lakefront Planting (to enhance bird habitats at the lakefront).
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., along the river: Gompers Park Pruning/Mulching.
Read the full Openlands press release. (PDF)