Welcome to Regreen Springfield!

Through our tree advocacy efforts, ReGreen Springfield has collaborated with businesses, community organizations, educational partners and government agencies to promote the reforestation of Springfield, improve growing conditions for trees and engage new allies in tree care and monitoring, education and citizen science.  We realize that the strength of our city is found in the neighborhoods. With this as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to ‘regreen’ the city… one tree at at time.

Please join Regreen Springfield in this reforestation effort by planting a tree in your own yard, helping to plant trees along our streets and in our parks, or donate your time or funds to neighborhood regreening efforts. With your help, Springfield’s urban forest will be restored.

Off the Great Outdoors: Scavenger Hunts for Environmental Learning

huntLook Join Us April 17th to Kick-off the Great Adventures

ReGreen Springfield, in partnership with the City of Springfield Parks Department and the Department of Health and Human Services,  have created (4) environmentally based ‘scavenger hunts’ in the city, and will celebrate the kick off on April 17, at 10:00 AM with a Kick-off in Forest Park.  The other ‘hunts’ are located in natural spaces in other parts of the city. treasurehunt

Please join your friends, family, and neighbors in kicking off this unique program that combines exercise, nature exploration and helps learn about navigation in the great outdoors.

Our adventure begins Wednesday April 17, at 10:00 AM, but you can arrive anytime before 2:00 PM to start your own exploration. Please meet us at the Kennedy Memorial Flame in Forest Park.  

For more information, call 413/523-0014.

GET A HEAD START
If you want to get a head start on the adventures, you can try the sample adventures that we have available in the Abbey Brook Watershed, Van Horn Park, and Forest Park. Just click on the links below to learn more about each hunt.

Forest Park Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/forestpark

Abbey Brook Watershed Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/abbeybrook

Van Horn Park East Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/vanhornwest

Van Horn Park West Expedition – Visit https://actionbound.com/bound/vanhorneast


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Tree Identification Workshops – Winter & Summer Tips

COME LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY COMMON TREES GROWING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

This winter, Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield Parks Department, in partnership with the Greening the Gateway Cities Program – Springfield, will be offering a special workshop on how to identify tree species growing in Springfield. You will gain skills that will have you an expert in no time.

Winter and summer methods for identification will be introduced during the interactive sessions.  All materials, resource books and tools will be supplied free of charge.

For your convenience, the same program is being offered at three different neighborhood locations on tree different dates… the same single program will be delivered on each date, so choose one that works for you.

  • January 22, 2018
    6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Regreen Springfield
    1 Federal Street (across from STCC)
    Springfield, MA
  • February 12, 2018
    6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Greenleaf Community Center
    1188 Parker Street, Springfield, MA
  • February 26, 2019 
    6:00 – 8:00 PM
    John Shea Education Center
    at Forest Park Sumner AvenueEntrance

To learn more about the program, and to enroll in the free course, just visit www.regreenspringfield.org/tree-id.

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Neighborhood Greening Workshops

COME LEARN & EXPLORE THE BASICS OF TREE CARE AND LANDSCAPING

IMG_0062 2Beginning November 15th, ReGreen Springfield will be offering a FREE 5-SESSION TRAINING PROGRAM which will feature hands-on instruction on making neighborhood greenspace, private properties and other open space more sustainable by proper landscaping. Included in this instruction will be training and instruction on simple techniques that you can learn that will help you get a job in the landscape trade, will provide you will valuable experience and make you more aware of what it takes to be a landscape professional. The free training course will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday for 3 weeks, starting on November 15th.

THERE IS NO CHARGE to participate in this program, and all training materials, tools, transportation fees, safety equipment and exam feeswill be provided to you. Training session will be held at the STCC Business Growth Center, One Federal Street, right across from the main entrance to STCC.

To learn more about the program, and to enroll in the free course, just visit www.regreenspringfield.org/training.

BEGINS NOVEMBER 15th, 2018, 4:00-6:30 PM
One Federal Street, Building 102, 3rd Floor Classroom
Program Dates: November 15, 29, December 6, 8, 13

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