by Marcy Denker
Here’s a gift idea that’s green, it’s local, and it keeps on giving–a shade tree, planted along a Nyack Street. A donation of $100 will purchase a tree that the Nyack Community Tree Project will plant in 2018 on behalf of your gift recipient. They’ll receive a card with a historical photo of a leafy Sickles Avenue, letting them know a new tree will be added to Nyack’s streetscape in their name.
The Nyack Community Tree Project was started in spring of 2016 when the Nyack Tree Committee organized local volunteers and Nyack Department of Public Works staff to plant trees on Nyack streets and set up a small nursery at BOCES in West Nyack. In 2017 the program was expanded to plant and maintain more trees and include additional volunteers, including members of the Nyack High School football team and Environmental Club, and students the BOCES work-based learning program.
This fall, the Village of Nyack added a new Free Front Yard Tree program for plantings along the sidewalk on private property. Nyack has provided the funds for the 50 trees planted so far.
Donations are now being accepted for the project through the Nyack Parks Conservancy http://nyackparks.org/nyacktreeproject/
by Marcy Denker
Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.
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