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.

Build a Pollinator Garden in Your Yard Workshop

As part of the Parks and People Learning Program, being undertaken by the U.S. Forest Service, Regreen Springfield, the Greening the Gateway Program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there is an upcoming event that should be of interest to folks of all ages.  Come join us for this upcoming informative and informal learning session.

Saturday, September 24, 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mason Square Branch Library
765 State Street, Springfield MA 01109

Pollinator gardens support and maintain pollinators (bees, butterflies, other insects, etc.) by supplying food in the form of pollen and nectar that will ensure that these important animals stay in the area to keep pollinating our crops for continued fruit and vegetable production. Pollinator gardens are one of the most flexible, cost-effective, and timeless educational tools available. These gardens provide clear, real-life examples of the interdependent nature of our food ecosystem, and the valuable services that pollinators – yes, even insects – provide to human society. Join in this movement by planting a pollinator garden in your own yard. Plan to attend this informational workshop that can help you get started.

Sponsored by ReGreen Springfield, the Greening the Gateway Cities Program, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this four-hour workshop will introduce the basics of installing a pollinator garden in your own yard. Choosing a site for the garden, selecting the appropriate species and construction/planting techniques will be outlined in the workshop. Participants will receive printed resources that will help in the planning of their own garden. This workshop will be followed by the availability of online consultation by the instructors as you develop a plan for your garden. Funded in part by a grant from the New England Grassroots Foundation.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is needed to attend this program.
To register, please visit https://forms.gle/6R1oSoe1V2hz9oZs7

For more information, please contact info@regreenspringfield.org

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Be The Change – Paint and Chill at Riverfront Park, Springfield, Aug 6th

Community Mural Paint and Chill.
Please join ReGreen Springfield, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other community partners for this FREE informal ‘paint and chill’ session. Come help paint a community mural, have some fun and learn a bit about the natural world all around you. We’ll focus the artwork on bees and other plant pollinators that play such an important role in keeping our environment sustainable and resilient, and are key to keeping us fed through pollination.
Great for youth and adults! Bring your family and friends. Along the Connecticut River, at Springfield’s Riverfront Park. Come spend a few hours out in the great outdoors!
From 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM.  Right at Riverfront Park, Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield. 
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Olmsted 200: Informational Walk in Forest Park, May 11th, 5:30 PM

Join ReGreen Springfield, the City of Springfield, the Springfield Museums, and the Greening the Gateway Cities Program for an informational walk in Springfield’s Forest Park, where you will learn about the contributions of Frederick Law Olmsted to the public landscapes of Springfield and beyond.

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture. His vision of public parks for all people – and their ability to strengthen communities and promote public well-being – are now more important than ever.

The walk begins at the Main Entrance to Forest Park at Summer Avenue. Please park in the tennis court parking lot. The park entry fee, and parking charge, are waived for this event, thanks to the Springfield Park Commission.

Wednesday, May 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

For more details, visit https://springfieldmuseums.org/program/olmsted-200-informational-walk-forest-park/

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