Mt. Carmel to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Kansas City, Kan. – October 1, 2006. Heartland Tree Alliance announces that volunteers will come together to plant trees in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. This event is one of dozens of re-greening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Heartland Tree Alliance is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

“It’s great to be working on an important re-greening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Suzy Latare, Program Coordinator for Heartland Tree Alliance. “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. And, we are honored to be working with the Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation and to have the opportunity to be a partner in the great work they are doing.”
The event will plant native trees around the newly constructed Heathwood Education and Activity Center. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is another partner, as is the Boys and Girls Club chapter that is housed in the new community center.
Heartland Tree Alliance’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Heathwood Education and Activity Center, Troup Ave. between N. 11th and N. 13th Sts.
Read the full Heartland Tree Alliance press release. (PDF)