St. Paul to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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St. Paul, Minn. – October 1, 2006. Tree Trust today announced that it will plant/maintain 113 trees and engage 1,000 volunteers as part of their Headwaters Service Learning Project. 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). Tree Trust is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Tree Trust’s service-learning project is in conjunction with the upcoming North American Association for Environmental Education’s 35th Annual Conference Gathering at the Headwaters Building EE in Society. Over the five day workshop, Tree Trust is providing 50 oak seedlings and 63 10-gallon containerized trees, all the necessary tree planting tools, educational materials, and technical assistance for this project. Volunteers will help with site maintenance, interpretive signage, tree planting, buckthorn removal and other activities in helping to transform and restore the site to a place of natural beauty in an urban neighborhood.
The sanctuary is a St. Paul city park on the site of a former rail yard adjacent to the Mississippi River running through downtown St. Paul, and offers dramatic bluffs, caves, and underground springs.
Tree Trust’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 11, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct 12, 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Oct 13, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Oct 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.
Read the full Tree Trust press release. (PDF)