Jacksonville to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Jacksonville, Fla. – October 1, 2006. Greenscape of Jacksonville today announced that it will plant/maintain 71 trees as part of their Bruce Park Revitalization 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). Greenscape of Jacksonville is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Responding to a call to action from the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, Greenscape of Jacksonville will coordinate a volunteer morning to revitalize a community park in an area that is experiencing alarming crime rates. Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton said, “On behalf of the City of Jacksonville, I enthusiastically support Greenscape of Jacksonville’s program in Bruce Park.
The City of Jacksonville Parks Department and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are working closely with Greenscape to identify new methods to reduce crime, utilizing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is a concept that brings together planners, designers and law enforcement to create a climate of safety by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Anna Dooley. “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.”
Greenscape of Jacksonville’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bruce Park: Corner of Arlington and Rogero Rds. in Historic Arlington.
Read the full Greenscape of Jacksonville press release. (PDF)