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Baton Rouge, La. – October 1, 2006. Baton Rouge Green today announced that it will host the TreeKeepers Training I: Benefits of Trees & Tree Identification. 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). Baton Rouge Green is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
TreeKeeper is a tree planting and care training program for new, low skilled workers employed by the city’s department of landscape and forestry who do not have the skills needed to care for trees, and adults and youth in underserved neighborhoods identified by Operation Restore Pride. Operation Restore Pride is the mayor’s plan to improve the physical and economic vitality of underserved neighborhoods, for which, trees as identified as a need.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Peggy Davis. “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.” Baton Rouge Green seeks to make the city greener by leading, educating, and inspiring our community to conserve plant and sustain Baton Rouge’s trees.
Baton Rouge Green’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LSU Burden Center, 4560 Essen Ln.
Read the full Baton Rouge Green press release. (PDF)