Fall for Your Park Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Every year in autumn, 300 to 400 volunteers gather together on a Saturday to participate in a large scale workday at one Philadelphia park location. Tree and bulb plantings, mural painting, woodland restoration, graffiti removal, and trash clean-up are some of the common projects that take place on this day. Community service groups, church congregations, and city agencies, as well as dozens of park friends groups are represented in the great body of Fall For Your Park volunteers. Also please join us for a pre-class Tree Tending Intensive. Get hands on experience in tree planting, pruning, and root care before the October 15 class! Tree experts will give hands on instruction that will be invaluable. City Councilwoman Marion Tasco, State Senator Shirley Kitchen, and PA Congressman Dwight Evans will be in attendance. Mayor Nutter has been invited, as well as all Tree Tenders.

Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Olney Recreation Center and Tacony Creek Park.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Alan Jaffee or Laura Beitman
September 29, 2008
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
215-232-6354 or 215-988-8836
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory