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.

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Purchasing a Watering Bag Supports Regreening Efforts


If you would like to purchase a Vensovo 20-gallon slow-release watering bag for your tree(s), you can buy them from Regreen Springfield. The profits from sales of the bags will help fund the planting of additional trees across the city.

Your investment in your own tree, through the purchase of a Vensovo watering bag, will pay dividends in two ways: 1) your tree will be watered properly and 2) your purchase helps support new tree plantings by Regreen Springfield in neighborhoods across the city.

20 Gallon Gatorbags are $26.00 each. Remember, the bags can be zipped together to provide watering to larger caliper trees. This is particularly useful during the driest summer months, when even mature trees need supplemental watering, during dry periods.


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