Washington, DC (October 26, 2005)- From Denver to Des Moines, Los Angeles to Philadelphia, and Washington, DC to hurricane-damaged Baton Rouge, local community-based organizations are mobilizing volunteers this October to plant and care for trees as part of the first National NeighborWoods Month.
“In a great many communities, trees have been lost due to disease, development and neglect,” said Alice Ewen Walker, executive director of the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), the catalyst for NeighborWoods Month. “Our member organizations are reversing this trend, making a measurable difference in air and water quality while enhancing overall community revitalization.”
ACT’s 68 member-organizations have planted more than 7.8 million trees by engaging more than 450,000 volunteers since its founding in 1993.
NeighborWoods Month Press Release. (PDF)
USDA Forest Service Commends NeighborWoods Month. (PDF)
FAQs about NeighborWoods. (PDF)
NeighborWoods Month Events. (PDF)
Local Press Releases
Baton Rouge. (PDF)
Des Moines. (PDF)
Los Angeles. (PDF)