2021 Earth Day Festival

Join a neighborhood planting event on Earth Day, April, 22, 2021 in the Mason Square Neighborhood. New trees, a pollinator garden and information on how you can help fight climate change, right in your own hometown.  Please plan to attend, and spend some celebrating Earth Day 2021.  The day’s events kick off at 10:00 AM and continue all day.

Bring your friends and family to Adams Park, 376 Wilbraham Road. Planting kicks off at 11:00 AM.  You can help plant a tree or a pollinator garden, which will help make the neighborhood a bit greener and more sustainable.

This is a COVID-19 Awareness event, with all CDC and MA Department of Public Health protocols for public events. Masks and social distancing required to participate in the event.  

Please plan to join in the celebration if you can!

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JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ACTION SESSION ON APRIL 14TH
‘Air Quality Monitoring and Trees for Springfield’

  • A Virtual Community Planning and Action Discussion
  • Open to All Ages and Interests
  • Residents From All Neighborhoods Invited

April 14, 2021 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live

During the session you help to place a collection of air-quality monitors across the city, in order to better understand how air pollution impacts public health. You can help us decide where to place those monitors! Also, you will learn about opportunities to help plant new trees in neighborhoods across the city this Spring in order to help address climate change, right in your own neighborhood.

** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE LOG-ON INFORMATION

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Free Tree Pruning Workshop, February 20 or 21, 2021

You are invited to an informational workshop that introduces the basics of tree biology, structure and pruning, which also includes instruction on how to prune newly established trees.  There will be an opportunity to participate virtually or in-person, depending on your preference.  This workshop is sponsored by ReGreen Springfield, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the City of Springfield Forestry Division, and will include field exercises along Springfield streets, where you can actually practice pruning techniques that will be introduced in the classroom portion of the workshop.

There is no charge to participate in this practical program, and you don’t need a green thumb to be part of the fun.  You will learn new skills and practical techniques that you can use on your own property, or as part of a community volunteer tree pruning effort, that will kick off during the Fall, 2021 in Springfield.

To learn more, visit http://regreenspringfield.org/pruningworkshop/

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