Covington to celebrate Home Depot NeighborWoods Month
good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct. 1— Fairview TREES Revitalization, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairview Estates Subdivision.
Oct. 2— Fairview TREES Revitalization, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairview Estates Subdivision.
“Having local organizations like Keep Covington/ Newton Beautiful participate in National NeighborWoods Month helps us show the cumulative effect of a burgeoning urban and community forestry movement,” said ACT Executive Director Alice Ewen Walker. Founded in 1993, the Alliance for Community Trees is a national coalition of 150 nonprofit organizations en- gaged in urban and community forestry. Its members are dedicated to grassroots community greening, public education, policymaking, job training, environmental design and other activities that support better urban forest stewardship.
NeighborWoods Month is sponsored through a generous grant from The Home Depot Foundation.
“Trees are an important component of responsible design to ensure that homes are affordable, energy efficient, safe and healthy,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “By partnering with ACT and local NeighborWoods organizations like Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, The Foundation is able to further its goals of investing in the overall health and success of our communities.”