Columbus to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Columbus, Ga. – October 1, 2006. Trees Columbus today announced that it will participate in the annual Help the Hooch. 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). Trees Columbus is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


This year marks the Twelfth Annual Help the Hooch. Last year 10,500 volunteers participated in events held over the two-day period. The focus of the event is to clean the Chattahoochee River and its various watersheds. This not only provides a vital service to the community, but also educates the public that trees help to protect the water supply.
Following the Help the Hooch activities on Oct 21st, Trees Columbus will host the Watershed Festival . The Festival features displays and activities by environmental organizations, games for children, a band, hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy! Adjacent to Golden Park, in the parking lot of the Columbus Civic Center, we will be sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection point.
This year’s partners include the Business Improvement District, Columbus Water Works, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Muscogee County School District, WRBL-TV3, WTVM-TV 9, Concharty Council of Girl Scouts, Phenix City Parks and Recreation, and Columbus Parks and Recreation.
Trees Columbus’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 20, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., call for location: Help the Hooch.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., call for location: Help the Hooch.
Oct 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Golden Park: Watershed Festival.
Read the full Trees Columbus press release. (PDF)