On Saturday, October 31, 26 volunteers from C&S Wholesale Grocers, located in Hatfield, worked with volunteers from Regreen Springfield to help regreen Camp Wilder Park in the Sixteen Acres Neighborhood. The park was created as part of the effort to restore greenspace in the city following the June 2011 tornado.
The team of volunteers, who traveled to Springfield from as far away as Brattleboro, VT and Erving, MA worked to prune shrubs, weed and cultivate planting beds, spread bark mulch and remove invasive plants from the tornado recovery area of the park near Quarry Pond.
The effort provided an opportunity for Regreen Springfield to partner with another corporate supporter in an effort to regreen the city… one tree at a time. The C&S team plans to visit Springfield again next spring, to help plant trees in the lower Forest Park Neighborhood of the city.