Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Woburn, Mass. – October 1, 2006. Eagle Eye Institute today announced that it will plant/maintain 40 trees as part of their Introduction to Arboriculture Day. 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). Eagle Eye Institute is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
This project introduces approximately 170 YouthBuild U.S.A. students from Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Lowell, New Bedford and Springfield to careers in the field of arboriculture through hands-on training sessions that include: tree climbing, tree healthcare (pruning, disease ID, removal), careers in arboriculture and a horticulture tour. This introduction is part of the Green Industry Career Pathway program offered to YouthBuild U.S.A. students by Eagle Eye Institute and The Trustees of Reservations (please see www.thetrustees.org) to provide underserved urban youth with trainings and events to raise awareness and prepare them to enter the green industry via an entry-level job, internship or higher education.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Alicia Riley. “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.” Using the power of nature to transform urban youth.
Eagle Eye Institute’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Read the full Eagle Eye Institute press release. (PDF)