New York Restoration Projects aims to add new life in the city

Transforming New York
John Friia
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


Walking throughout the streets of New York, there are numerous areas that can be transformed into greener more community-friendly locations. The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) started by Bette Midler tries to tackle this task in underserved communities. NYRP plans on having planted and caring for 1 million new trees throughout New York City by 2017.

This grand objective may seem intimidating to accomplish, however with the help of many individuals, it can be accomplished. NYRP offers a lot of volunteer opportunities, which include planting and caring for trees, cleaning parks, planting flowers in community gardens and working in the their Midtown Manhattan office.

So far NYRP’s goal of planting 1 million trees by 2017 has been successful. Since starting their initiative in 2007, there have been over 430,000 new trees planted in the city. This is just one of the many goals and opportunities that NYPR has to offer volunteers and New York City.

For a full list of their events visits their website. Get your garden clothes and start improving the city one tree at a time!

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