Vernor Street and Heidelberg Pocket Park to Benefit from National NeighborWoods Month

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Detroit – October 1, 2006. The Greening of Detroit today announced that it will plant/maintain 60 trees as part of their Vernor Street Tree & Heidelberg Pocket Park Plant. 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). The Greening of Detroit is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


The Greening of Detroit, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will be planting trees in this neighborhood to replace dead ash trees. Residents in the community and any volunteers willing to help are more than welcome to join in on the experience!
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Rebecca Salminen Witt. “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.”
The Greening of Detroit’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3300 E. Vernor Highway.
Read the full The Greening of Detroit press release. (PDF)