Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Columbia St. Tree Brigade recap and next steps

On 4/10/10, around thirty volunteers showed up to help aerate and mulch all of the trees along Columbia St., from Atlantic Avenue to Degraw St., as part of a new initiative called "The Columbia St. Tree Brigade," a collaboration between the NYC Parks Department, the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, and the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association.

Kids and adults alike started the day by learning about proper mulching methods and proceeded to literally dig in after that by shoveling mulch into wheelbarrows and buckets from two huge piles and distributing it to trees along that stretch. Thanks to everyone who came out!

We urge you to join us for our next event on May 8th when we will work our way down Columbia St. from Degraw to Hamilton.

Its a great opportunity to meet people, get some exercise and fresh air, learn about trees, help beautify the community, and improve the local environment! Kids and adults are all welcome to participate.

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