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August 10, 2019, 11:00am–1:00pm
Learn how you can play an active role in supporting the health of our urban forest, including the basics of watering, tree bed gardening, and soil cultivation.
This program will take place outdoors and meet at 37th Street and 9th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Free – visit the TreesNY website, www.treesny.org, for more information and to reserve your space.
GIVE TREES A CHANCE
Environmental Justice in South Brooklyn
Green-Wood’s own neighborhood, Sunset Park, is one of the fastest growing and most diverse neighborhoods in all of New York City. Yet, it also faces serious environmental challenges. Car and truck exhaust from the Gowanus Expressway and industrial emissions from its small manufacturers create higher than average levels of harmful air pollution. Street trees to the rescue! They’re nature’s miracle workers: they intercept and absorb storm water runoff, provide oxygen, fight climate change, and lower air temperatures.
The 6,500 street trees of Sunset Park have a job to do. And they need all the help they can get! Together with TreesNY, Green-Wood’s horticulture staff is training a team of tree advocates! If you care about the environment, join us. TreesNY works with both youth and adult volunteers and works throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Funding for this project is provided by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.