Last Fall some of us may remember that the local group of the Sierra Club agreed to partner with the City of Bethlehem and several other local groups to apply for a TD Bank grant to plant trees in Bethlehem parks. And so, we were successful in securing a twenty thousand dollar grant to do just that. As part of the process, we have also informally agreed to take on one of the eleven parks and supervise in the planting of seven or eight trees. The park we will do is called McNamara Park in middle of South Bethlehem (see photo). We will be needing five or six of us to make this happen plus someone who knows something about planting trees to lead the planting on April 30th. More soon, Doug
Exciting Spring 2016 Tree Planting Project, 100 Trees for One Hundred Years/ One Bethlehem
The City of Bethlehem and community groups led by Bethlehem Backyards for Wildlife and Mount Airy Neighborhood Assn., along with the 275th/100th anniversary have received a TD Bank Green Streets grant to place 100 trees in Bethlehem parks located in or serving low/mod residential areas. There are 11 parks in the North, West and South sides of the City that will receive trees on our planting day Saturday, April 30. We are looking for additional volunteers for tree planting and for site captains for each park. This is Bethlehem’s first experience with bareroot planting.
For more information, contact BBFW associate team leader for tree projects, Christine Roysdon firstname.lastname@example.org