Des Moines Police Department to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Des Moines, Iowa – October 1, 2006. Trees Forever today announced that it will plant/maintain 4 trees as part of their Police Station Planting. 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 Forever is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Chief of Police William McCarthy will be special guests for this tree-planting event. Des Moines City Council members have also been invited to join us. Four shade trees will be planted at the police station.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Meredith Borchardt. “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.” Trees Forever is currently working on a national documentary series on Native Americans and their connections to trees and forests. Interviews were conducted with more than 80 people from 29 tribes or nations.
Trees Forever’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 16, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Read the full Trees Forever press release. (PDF)