Environmental Equity Report Completed for Springfield by ReGreen Springfield

Regreen Springfield has just completed an important study that examined environmental equity in Springfield titled “Examining Springfield’s Environmental Equity Using Key Environmental and Demographic Indicators” The report presents a comprehensive analysis of Springfield neighborhoods, employing the U.S. Forest Service i-Tree analysis software tool and the EPA EJScreen environmental mapping tool to evaluate environmental equity within the city.

The report focuses on assessing the environmental and demographic indicators to identify disparities across Springfield neighborhoods. By leveraging the i-Tree analysis software and EJScreen tool, ReGreen Springfield aims to provide valuable insights into the current state of urban forestry and environmental justice within the community.

This first of its kind report was completed with funding from the Conservation Law Foundation, as part of its Urban Forestry Initiative in Massachusetts.  A copy of the report is available online at https://joom.ag/W8qd.

 

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Status Report on Springfield Invasive Plant Control Project Released

A comprehensive status report providing an overview of an ongoing project in Springfield, Massachusetts, focused on invasive plant control in public landscapes was recently released by ReGreen Springfield. The project aims to reduce the population of invasive plants in the city by 15% over a five-year period. The primary objective of the current phase of the program is to address the invasive Japanese knotweed. The project is funded by a grant from the Springfield Community Preservation Act Committee and is being implemented by ReGreen Springfield in collaboration with the Springfield Parks Department and the Springfield Conservation Commission.

A copy of the ‘Status Report on the Invasive Plant Control Project’ can be viewed at https://joom.ag/93qd

More information on the Community Preservation Act Committee can be found at https://www.springfield-ma.gov/finance/community-preservation

 

 

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Bee The Change Painting Party –

🎨🌳 Join us for a Community Painting and Preparation Day! 🎉🖌️
📅 Date: Saturday, July 8th, 2023
⏰ Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
📍 Location: Calhoun Park, Springfield, Massachusetts
Calling Neighborhood Residents! Let’s come together to create something amazing for our community. We’re organizing a community painting day at Calhoun Park, and we need your help to bring a vibrant mural to life!
Here’s how it works: we’ll provide large pieces of canvas and art supplies, and you bring your creativity and passion. We’ll paint individual sections of the mural, which will be later assembled into one breathtaking masterpiece on a large wall at Calhoun Park.
🅿️ Parking: Parking is available at Calhoun and Chestnut Street, making it convenient for everyone to join in the fun.
🎉 Save the Date: The Hanging Date for the mural will be July 28th, with the exact time and information to be determined. Spread the word and invite your friends and family. Together, we can make this mural a true reflection of our vibrant community. See you on July 8th at Calhoun Park! 🎨❤️
This Project is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and ReGreen Springfield.
For more information contact info@regreenspringfield.org
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