Volunteers are still needed….
The City of Concord will join an effort to plant over 1,700 trees in one day – February 15 – in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern San Joaquin Valley. The project is sponsored by Invest from the Ground Up, a program of the California Urban Forest Council. The City was awarded a grant from the sponsor to cover the cost of the trees.
The City is looking for 150 volunteers to help plant 56 trees at the Boatwright Sports Complex, located at Campus Drive and Alberta Way, on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to bring a shovel, gloves and a water bottle. Carpooling is encouraged.
When Concord’s 56 trees mature, they will provide shade, beautify the area, and remove 2.13 tons of CO2 and 560 lbs. of pollutants from the air every year.
To sign up for the tree planting, contact Chris Llata in the City’s Parks Department, Chris.Llata@cityofconcord.org.