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

huntCelebrate the Summer Season by Heading Out On a Great Outdoor Adventure Scavenger Hunt…
Social Distancing as You Learn Along the Way!

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ReGreen Springfield, the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, the Greening the Gateway Cities Program and the US Forest Service have created (4) environmentally based ‘scavenger hunts’ in the city, for folks of all ages. These ‘scavenger hunts’ are located in natural spaces across Springfield. The idea is to go out, explore the great outdoors and learn a bit about the natural world at the same time.  For more information, call 413-523-0014.

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GET STARTED ON THE ADVENTURES
Why not get out and take part in the outdoor adventures that we have available in the Abbey Brook Watershed, Van Horn Park, and Forest Park. Just follow these simple steps…

  1. In order to get started, you will need to download the ActionBound app on your smartphone or tablet. Visit https://en.actionbound.com/download/ for a download link.
  2. Then, just click on the links below, or browse for them on your mobile device, and to learn more about each hunt and how you can get started at each location.

VISIT THESE ADVENTURES SOON…

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

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

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

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


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Online Tree Learning Links

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During this uneasy time of social distancing and staying safe at home, it can be a great time for learning, and we at ReGreen Springfield want to provide some tools for you to share with you and your family.

We’ve gathered a list of online resources for using to introduce  trees and the natural world via the web. These have been assembled in partnership with the Morton Arboretum and the Arboretum at Forest Park.

  • The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offers hundreds of brochures, fact sheets, guides, and reports designed to inform citizens, educators, and business people about Illinois’ natural resources. Most of the publications are free of charge and may be ordered.[http://www.dnr.state.il.us/publications/index.htm]
  • Conservation Education – Website developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. [http://www.fs.usda.gov/]
  • The Michigan Forests Forever online Teachers Guide is good source for teachers wanting to teach about trees. The site is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension, the Michigan Forest Resource Alliance, and the Michigan Forest Association. [http://mff.dsisd.net/]
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Fall Foliage Tree Celebration at Gunn Square

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Join us for a free old fashioned barbecue, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family! Have some fun and engage in your community!
Hosted by Regreen Springfield and Greening the Gateway Cities Springfield, this neighborhood event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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