11th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback

Volunteers and Donations Needed

WHO:              All ages of community volunteers are invited to join Friends of the Parks, Parks and Recreation staff from Fort Wayne, New Haven and Allen County Parks

WHAT:            11th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback, a grassroots movement to combat the critical loss of trees inFort Wayne. Our city and region is facing the devastation of the emerald ash borer; about one in four of our city street trees are ash and they will soon be gone.

WHEN:            Saturday, November 3 starting at 10 am. 

WHERE:         More than 250 trees will be planted in the following parks this year:

Foster Park Golf Course, McMillen Park Golf Course, Repka Park, Heatherwood Park in New Haven and Metea County Park

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. Over the past ten years, we have planted more than 2000 trees in our parks - it's the Great Tree Canopy Comeback!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are asked to register in advance and bring a shovel (marked with name and telephone). Badges and t-shirts will be handed out to volunteers, while supply lasts. Call Robin Holley at 260-417-3804 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help, or visit www.fortwayneparks.org for a registration form.

 

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