Washington, DC (March 10, 2014)– Congratulations to Canopy of Palo Alto, CA, for their winning National NeighborWoods® Month photo! Their image captured the spirit of volunteerism that thrives in NeighborWoods® programs across the nation. This photograph features community youth digging in to grow a brighter future. It conveys the optimism, enthusiasm, multi-generational collaboration, and positive action required to transform communities with trees.
Expert tree planter, at your service! Youth mulcher extraordinaire Zoey was one of 350 volunteers who joined Canopy on October 19, 2013, to plant 160 trees at the K-6 East Palo Alto Charter School in celebration of National NeighborWoods® Month.
Photographer Ian Anderson captured this inspiring shot of members of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Youth Team working together to help plant a tree in Riverside Park with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on October 26, 2013, in Grand Rapids, MI.
Philadelphia Orchard Project planted trees at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, PA, with support from CSX – while proudly sporting their green NeighborWoods® t-shirts!
Community volunteers got to work under the early morning sun to help The Greening of Detroit plant 450 trees in River Rouge Park. Photo by Ivan LaBianca for The Conservation Fund.
Congratulations to all who participated in National NeighborWoods® Month 2013, and to the organizations who received an honorable mention in the 2013 Photo Contest: City of Bentonville, Trees New York, Keep Denton Beautiful, KNOX, City of La Grande, New Jersey Tree Foundation, Parkway Partners, Trees Greenville, Urban ReLeaf.