Ft. Wayne to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Ft. Wayne, Ind. – October 1, 2006. Trees Indiana today announced that it will host the TreeKeepers Education Quest. 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 Indiana is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

TreeKeepers from the McCormick Boys & Girls Club recently completed the tree identification unit and will be celebrating National NeighborWoods Month with a trip to an outdoor learning lab at a local urban forest. Forestry experts will lead an expedition through this private 35 acre natural area that contains over 40 species of native Indiana trees and a diverse wildlife habitat. One of the main goals of Trees Indiana’s TreeKeepers program is to connect children with nature.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Carol Cavell. “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 Indiana seeks to inspire and educate Indiana’s youth to become stewards who plant, protect, and maintain their community trees.
Trees Indiana’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Call for location.
Read the full Trees Indiana press release. (PDF)