Feb 11, 2016
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Richmond residents are invited to green the city by helping to plant 17 trees at the Booker T. Anderson Community Center on President’s Day, which is Monday, Feb. 15.

The event, hosted by Groundwork Richmond, runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the community center at 960 S. 47th St. in Richmond.

The planting effort will be led by The Green Team, a Groundwork Richmond pre-employment training program for local high school age youth to develop leadership and job skills.

“Contribute to beautifying our public spaces, meet new people, and help clean your air through the power of trees,” organizers said. “This is a family friendly event, so bring your family & friends or come alone and enjoy time with your community in the outdoors.

Water and light snacks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle, sun protection, and close-toed shoes.

The effort is part of Groundwork Richmond partnership with the City of Richmond to carry out a citywide Urban Tree Canopy Renewal program, which involves planting hundreds of trees to improve the city’s environment and mitigate against greenhouse gas emissions.

Groundwork Richmond organizing tree plantings and much  more, as it forms collaborations with residents, businesses and organizations on projects promoting environmental, economic and social well-being among residents, including organizing youth apprenticeships and STEM education opportunities.

Photo above courtesy of the Groundwork Richmond Facebook page.

President's Day Tree Planting Flier


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.