Since Re-Tree Western New York was created, this team of citizens, organizations and elected officials have worked tirelessly to reforest our region. Sponsorships and grants have been applied for and a fundraising campaign, Green Leaf, has been launched through the support of the Buffalo News.
Through this initial effort, over the last three weekends we have all been witnesses to the real testament and faith to truly reforest our region. Re-Tree Western New York has been hard at work since Arbor Day on April 27th! Our community has coalesced around the singular goal to reforest our region one tree at a time through the sweat equity, good will and power of volunteers.
City block clubs have been organized through the Great American Clean – Up, Home Depot partnered with AmeriCorps and Scout Groups to re-plant in the suburbs, Fox Tire made a generous donation to reforest the neighborhood surrounding Corpus Christi Church with Dore Landscaping, and the Re-Tree WNY committee organized an enormous volunteer effort, in the rain, to plant in the Fruit Belt with the Buffalo Sabres. With over 1000 trees planted we have begun to heal the scars created after our October Surprise Snow Storm but….Why stop now?!
This Saturday we are calling on volunteers again. Come join us at the Central Terminal at 8:30AM on May 12th. Re-Tree WNY will be planting another 100 Oak trees along Memorial Drive, creating a double row of trees through the help of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Dore Landscaping and Fox Tire.
Have you gotten your hands green yet?
Photos before, during and after the storm courtesy of Joe Cascio.