Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Philadelphia – October 1, 2006. UCGreen today announced that it will plant/maintain 40 trees as part of their West Powelton Fall Planting. 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). UCGreen is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
With help from the West Powelton neighbors, Drexel University students, and Tree Tenders, UC Green will plant 40 new street trees to help restore tree canopy, build community, offer a volunteer event to improve the health and vitality of the neighborhood.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Winnie Harris. “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.” UC Green seeks to promote, coordinate, and support local volunteer community greening projects in University City neighborhoods by collaborating with community and religious organizations, neighborhood residents, students, institutions, city agencies, businesses, and other nonprofits.
UCGreen’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Baring & Budd Sts. (between 40th – 41st Sts., 1 block north of Powelton Ave).
Read the full UC Green press release. (PDF)