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.

The Springfield Green Corps


Starting in April, ReGreen Springfield, in partnership with the City of Springfield will be offering free green skills and natural resources training to youth living in low and moderate neighborhoods of Springfield. The Springfield Green Corps is a hands-on environmental experience for youth, ages 12-19 years old.

Benefits for participants include the following —

Awareness and Stewardship: Learning about trees, ecosystems, and sustainability practices fosters environmental awareness. Urban youth develop a sense of stewardship for their local environment, leading to a stronger connection with their communities.

Improved Physical and Mental Health: Access to green spaces encourages physical activity, reducing the risk of obesity and related health issues. Exposure to nature has been linked to reduced stress, improved mood, and enhanced mental well-being, addressing the emotional challenges faced by urban youth.

Academic Engagement and Achievement: Environmental education stimulates curiosity and critical thinking. Engagement with the natural world can lead to improved academic performance, especially in science and related subjects.

Life Skills Development: Learning about sustainability and green practices imparts valuable life skills, including problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership. Urban youth gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge that can be applied in various aspects of their lives.

Community Engagement and Empowerment: Involvement in environmental initiatives encourages youth to become active members of their communities. By participating in tree planting, conservation projects, and sustainability efforts, they gain a sense of purpose and empowerment.

Please check back soon for details and registration information.

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Community Tree Planting – Volunteers Needed, Nov. 17th and 18th

Join your friends, neighbors and family to plant some new shade trees in the East Springfield Neighborhood. This effort, in partnership with the City of Springfield and the East Springfield Neighborhood Council, includes planting 50 new street trees along the roadways of the East Springfield neighborhood.

No experience is needed. Help for as much time as you want. Join us for a half hour, or all day. It’s your choice. Each day will go from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, so there are plenty of opportunities to help out.

All volunteers will receive a free tee shirt for joining in this effort.
To register for the event, Click Here

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Announcing the Remarkable Winners of the ReGreen Springfield Photo Contest!

We are happy to announce the winning entries in our 2023 Fall Photo Contest.  Springfield’s natural beauty has truly shone through the lenses of our talented community photographers. We received an impressive collection of entries for the contest, each capturing the essence of our city’s natural world. After careful consideration, we are thrilled to announce the well-deserved winners:

🥇 First Place: M.J. Tash – “Forest Park Winter”
A captivating portrayal of the serene winter landscapes in Forest Park.


🥈 Second Place: Jan Piepul – “Hummingbird in Flight”
An exquisite shot capturing the grace and beauty of a hummingbird in motion.


🥉 Third Place: Bill Malloy – “Forest Park Winter Wonderland”
A stunning depiction of the enchanting winter wonderland within Forest Park.


We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants who shared their incredible photographs, showcasing the natural wonders that make Springfield a unique and cherished place.

But that’s not all! We’re excited to announce that our next photo contest is just around the corner, scheduled for this upcoming winter. We encourage all photography enthusiasts to keep their cameras ready and their creative spirits high. Stay tuned for more details on how to participate and the exciting prizes we have in store.

As a token of our appreciation for your outstanding contributions, all contest winners will receive a valuable field guide to trees. We hope this resource will aid them in further exploring and appreciating the abundant green spaces that Springfield has to offer.

Congratulations once again to our winners, and thank you to everyone who made the ReGreen Springfield Photo Contest a resounding success. Your passion for preserving and celebrating the natural world is truly inspiring.

Stay connected with ReGreen Springfield for more opportunities to engage with and protect our city’s precious environment. Together, we can continue to make Springfield a greener, more vibrant place to call home.

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