Greening of Detroit kicks of 2013 fall schedule

Author: Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnLisa, lray@wdiv.com
Published On: Sep 26 2013 11:05:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 12:16:54 PM EDT
DETROIT -

The Greening of Detroit is working collaboratively with neighborhood groups and corporate partners to restore the tree canopy in Detroit neighborhoods. 

The fall kick-off of multiple tree plantings throughout the city of Detroit with a goal of putting an additional 1,527 new trees in the ground before Thanksgiving Day.

In addition, this is the beginning of a new partnership with The Conservation Fund.  Donations from U-Haul and its customers to The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program will support the planting of 1,600 trees at Rouge Park in the next 18 months. 

Quicken Loans is providing much of the volunteer labor for this event, as part of The Greening’s annual Green Thumb Volunteer Challenge, and will help plant 300 trees that morning.

 

Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

All plantings are from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Other tree planting dates:

 

Saturday, October 5 - (Pierson and Braile streets)

Saturday, October 12 - (Trinity and Burt streets)

Saturday, October 19 – (Pierson and Braile streets)

Saturday, October 26 – (Rouge Park)

Saturday, November 2 – (Southfield Plymouth E. streets)

Saturday, November 9 – (Southfield Plymouth W. streets)

Saturday, November 9 – (Ilene Express)

Saturday, November 16 – (Lafayette Boulevard)

Saturday, November 16 – (Patton Park)                                      

Volunteers for Sept. 28 planting meet at 15817 W. Warren and W. Outer Drive in Rouge Park.

Anyone  interested in volunteering with The Greening of Detroit can sign up online at www.greeningofdetroit.com (click on "Get Involved") or call (313)237-8733.