Southeast Forest of VCP Restoration Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
The Friends have been working in the Southeast Forest of Van Cortlandt Park for several years- working to remove non-native invasive plants and planting native trees and shrubs. This volunteer event will continue this effort.

Date: October 18, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Shandler Recreation Area enter park off of Jerome Ave. btwn Bainbridge and E. 233rd.
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:
Christina Taylor
September 29, 2008
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory