Volunteer Recognition Party to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Baltimore – October 1, 2006. Parks & People Foundation today announced that it will host the Volunteer Recognition Party. 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). Parks & People Foundation is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Parks & People Foundation will be recognizing all of the wonderful community and greening volunteers who have worked so hard to help make Baltimore a beautiful, green and healthy city. There will be food and refreshments provided in addition to awards and displays from neighborhood greening and partnership for park grant recipients and researchers from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.
This community grants program is supported by the TKF Foundation, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and the Parks & People Foundation.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Kari Smith. “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.”
Parks & People Foundation’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, David Hill Park, at the eastern end of the Gwynns Falls Parkway.
Read the full Parks and People Foundation press release. (PDF)