September 23, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
FW Parks & Recreation Public Information Officer
Saturday, October 24, 10 am - noon
Fort Wayne, IN— On Saturday, October 24th, Friends of the Parks of Allen County invites citizens to partner with area parks departments, businesses, neighborhoods, and community volunteers to plant new trees in our parks and public spaces during the Great Tree Canopy Comeback.
Volunteers of all ages are critical to the success of the event and are encouraged to sign up and help restore the tree canopy. More than 250 trees will be planted in the following parks this year: Franke, Johnny Appleseed, Lakeside, Memorial, Fox Island and Werling.
BACKGROUND: Created in 2002, the Great Tree Canopy Comeback is our community tree planting day organized by volunteers with Friends of the Parks and area parks departments to combat this critical loss of trees.