The call is going out for volunteers as Council Members begin planting 166 trees in four Metro Council Districts as part of this year’s Planting O’ the Green.
“I want to encourage anyone who would like to help us expand our city’s tree canopy to come out between now and Saturday to roll up your sleeves and pitch in,” says Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8).
Council Members Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and Donna Purvis (D-5) are also putting out the call for their districts.
Starting today and March 21st, Algonquin Park will be the first location where 46 trees will be planted between 9:00am and 2:30pm. On March 22nd, volunteers will help plant 46 trees at Clay and Breckinridge Streets between 10:00am and 12:00pm.
On the same day, Elliot Park will see new trees planted between 9:00am and 2:30pm. The effort wraps up on March 23rd, when Ellison, Crown and Rufer Avenues will receive the final 46 trees to be planted by volunteers.
“I will be joining my volunteers on Friday and I hope everyone who can will come out and help us officially welcome spring and make Clay and Breckinridge Streets beautiful with new trees,” says Councilwoman Sexton Smith (D-4).
The Council Members are partners with representatives of TreesLouisville, MSD, Brightside, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the Ancient Order of Hibernians as part of the Planting O’ the Green effort.