Denver, CO (October 15, 2008)- This tree-planting event was initiated by a group of Park Hill citizens concerned with the lack of shade on their street. New trees will help future generations enjoy the benefits of energy savings from shading, increased property values and cleaner air.
Volunteers, community groups, non-profit organizations, foundations and businesses will improve City Park by building the Mile High Loop and planting trees. Over a dozen activities and exhibits will promote wellness at a Healthy Living Fair. Volunteers and neighbors will enjoy rock, jazz and blues from Chris Daniels and the Kings with a guest appearance by Hazel Miller.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, The Park People and Denver Parks and Recreation are staging the event. The City Park Alliance assisted in acquiring grant funding and recruiting volunteers (800 are expected). The Kaleidoscope Project assisted in planning and promoting the Healthy Living Fair. Colorado Health Foundation, Colorado Garden and Home Show, The Denver Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, National Geographic Maps and Xcel Energy Foundation are supporting the event financially and with volunteer teams. Two hundred and fifty youth from AmeriCorps NCCC will help lead volunteers. Mayor Hickenlooper, Councilwoman Madison and Parks and Recreation Manager Kevin Patterson will be on hand to thank volunteers and walk with the community to make “First Tracks on the Trail.”
Time and place: October 18, 2008, from 8am to 2pm in the Denver City Pavilion.
For more information, contact Jerry Severns at 303-903-2179.
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