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Liberty Tree Planting Block Party
October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
October 15th the residents of Washington Heights and friends city-wide will celebrate the successful conclusion of TREES ON LIBERTY with a street party to include: food, fun for kids, demonstrations on the care of trees and bulbs, and much more. Representatives from TD Bank as well as from our city government will be on hand to help plant the last two trees on Liberty Street.
Oct 15, 2-4pm the Newburgh Heights Association members will sponsor a BLOCK PARTY to celebrate the planting of the last two trees! Everyone welcome for food, fun, workshops!
In April 2016, the City of Newburgh was awarded a TD Green Streets grant from TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation. The $20,000 grant provides for twenty-seven trees on Liberty Street, in historic Washington Heights, supports community education on the importance and care of trees, and provides a new water truck that can be used throughout the city for tree and plant care. The grant was submitted by the Conservation Advisory Council, CAC, of the City of Newburgh.
The trees are essential for healthy neighborhoods as they absorb overflow of rainwater, provide beauty and clean the air. Statistics also show that tree-lined streets reduce crime.