WE DID IT, 86 STREET TREES IN ONE DAY!
2015 has been a great year for Ellwood Park greening! The Baltimore Tree Trust, with the help and partnership of Chesapeake Bay Trust, Volunteering Untapped, Baltimore TreeKeepers, Banner Neighborhoods, Ellwood Park community members & additional volunteers, planted 86 street trees in Ellwood Park on October 10th and 15 street trees on October 12th totaling 101 NEW STREET TREES for Ellwood Park!
Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Outreach and Restoration Grant helped us plant 101 new street trees, remove approximately 3,200 square feet of impervious surface (with the help of Blue Water Baltimore) and provided “Green & Clean” buckets to residents in Ellwood Park. The Green & Clean Buckets will provide residents with the tool they need to help care for the tree we planted for them in their neighborhood.
We want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. We couldn’t have accomplished this without the efforts of the 80 volunteers that dug holes, staked trees, mulched tree wells and the list goes on. Volunteering Untapped provided us with 63 volunteers on Saturday, October 10th, incredible.
Volunteering Untapped is an organization that focuses on improving Baltimore through volunteerism. They work with non-profit organizations throughout the city on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Hard work does not go unrewarded, after the volunteer event the group has an “after party” at a local venue to provide an opportunity for the volunteers to network, eat, drink & have fun! This is an incredible group—to learn more about Volunteering Untapped visit their website at http://www.volunteeringuntapped.org/
In addition to the impressive 101 trees planted in 2 days, on October 3rd the Tree Trust staff and volunteers planted 19 trees along Monument Street in Ellwood Park. This gives a grand total of 120 NEW STREET TREES planted in Ellwood Park in 10 days, WOW!
Help us plant 20 more street trees in Ellwood Park on November 7th, click HERE and sign up TODAY!
Volunteers are a BIG reason we are able to plant several street trees in one day, click HERE to visit our VOLUNTEER page and sign up to help us plant more trees throughout Baltimore!!!
Photos by Volunteering Untapped