Tree Warriors Set Out to Plant New Trees Along the Atlantic Corridor Tomorrow

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community-tree-planting Tree WarriorsHave you ever witnessed your community being revitalized right before your eyes?  Everyone is invited to join Tree Warriors as we plant several new trees along the Atlantic Corridor.  Also, volunteers are needed to help plant trees.  High School students will earn service hours credit for volunteering!  Tree Warriors is a part of the Neighborhood Leadership Program, Class of 2010, which is sponsored by the City of Long Beach.  Our goal is to plant 14 Western Redbud trees on the west side of Atlantic Avenue from Anaheim Street to Esther Street on the north and south side of New York Street, and plant 9 Pygmy Date Palms with ground cover at Gospel Memorial Church located at 1480 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 9:00 am.  Residents that attend can also obtain information on how to plant trees in their own community.  There will be a tree planting demonstration.

Funding for our project was made possible by The City of Long Beach, the Redevelopment Agency, Central Project Area Committee, the Office of Sustainability, Red Eye Media, Neighborhood Services Bureau, Harrold’s Sportsman Style Barbershop, First & Elm Community Garden, and Your Friendly Photographer.  Tree Warriors provided the spirit, labor, and enthusiasm.  This really is a joint effort from many of Long Beach’s community and civic organizations.

Neighborhood Leadership Program is a nationally recognized, multi-lingual, multi-cultural program and is partially funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  The program is free to participants and has been offered by the City of Long Beach’s Neighborhood Services Bureau for the past seventeen years. 450 graduates have completed this intensive program and a list of residents interested in participating in the Class of 2011 is forming.  For more information regarding this event, please contact Valerie at (562) 219-9806 or by e-mail:  everywhereuturn@hotmail.com.

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