Orange Park to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Orange Park, Fla. – October 1, 2006. Greenstreets for Clay today announced that it will plant/maintain 6 trees as part of their Draw Your Own Tree Contest. 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). Greenstreets for Clay is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

This contest will involve youngsters up to the age of twelve in three age categories. Children are encouraged to draw the best tree ever! It might be a tree they’ve seen or a tree they can imagine growing in their yard. Winning students will receive a tree to plant at their home from The Home Depot Store and a certificate of accomplishment from NeighborWoods. Every child who enters and attends will be given a The Home Depot/NeighborWoods Toolbelt and Activity Cards. Judges will be three local elementary school art teachers, and will each receive a tree for their school grounds. Awards day is Saturday, Nov 4 in conjunction with Home Depot’s monthly children’s workshop.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Candace Bridgewater. “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. We’re delighted with The Home Depot’s enthusiastic support toward adding healthy trees to our community, educating a great many children and their parents about successful tree husbandry and introducing Greenstreets for Clay as a leader in increasing the tree canopy of our fast growing community.”
Greenstreets for Clay’s celebration will take place as follows:
Artwork is due to The Fleming Island Home Depot by 8pm on Saturday, Oct 29.
County Rd. 220.
Read the full Greenstreets for Clay press release. (PDF)