Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April is Million Trees NYC Month!

Yesterday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaimed April as MillionTreesNYC Month, kicking off four weeks of special events and activities to get more New Yorkers involved in planting and caring for trees throughout New York City than ever before. Opportunity for New Yorkers of all ages to get involved in include: volunteer tree-planting projects, tree care workshops, nature walks and talks and Earth Day festivals, as well as a variety of Arbor Day celebrations on April 25.

Event Highlights:

Hands On New York Day - April 12
New York Cares's annual "Hands On New York Day," as part of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's reforestation project, volunteers will plant 20,000 trees in 12 different sites throughout the City. Additionally, 5,500 volunteers will give our city's public spaces their annual spring-cleaning by working to revitalize local parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers, homeless shelters and schools throughout the City.

3rd Annual NYC Grows Festival - April 27
Come celebrate National Garden Month with the Parks Department and the National Gardening Association. Get some fresh spring air and learn about your favorite plants, the newest tools and how to grow your best garden ever! The festival will be located in Union Square Park South. Make sure to stop by the BNP Paribas MillionTreesNYC Greenhouse, where you can learn more about MillionTreesNYC and make a donation to plant a tree on public land, including schoolyards or public housing properties.For more information visit

April 19: Go Green! Go Greenpoint! - Earth Day Celebration at McCarren Park and Bloomin' Hike in Prospect Park. - BROOKLYN GREEN TEAM WILL BE THERE!

April 20: Earth Day Celebration - Marine Park.April 24: Arbor Day Eve Street Tree Gardening - celebration and workshop, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

April 17: New York Trees - book talk and slide presentation by Edward Barnard, author of New York City Trees, Central Park Arsenal.

Learn More

What Can You Do? No matter if you are in NYC or not you can Plant a Tree. Volunteer. Donate Money to an organization that plants trees. We guess you could even hug a tree if you're so inclined. . .

1 comment:

jeff-nhn said...

Way to go NYC! I hope your public awareness campaigns and events are very successful.