The Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, is seeking volunteers to help plant trees on three of New Hanover County’s FEMA properties on February 27, 2021 at 9am. The NC Urban Forest Council has graciously provided funds to plant a total of 48 trees between the three properties through their Legacy Tree Fund. The planting will occur simultaneously at the three locations (two of the properties are located adjacent to each other) and volunteers will be split between the three:
*This program will comply with all COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing and mandatory face coverings.
Interested volunteers should complete the following form. Registered volunteers will receive additional information, instructions and a link to an educational workshop by email in early February.
Legacy Tree Fund
The North Carolina Urban Forest Council Legacy Tree Fund Grant provides funding to communities in North Carolina for tree planting projects that help educate citizens about the importance of trees, the role they play in improving air and water quality, reducing energy costs, increasing real estate values, providing wildlife habitat, and making our communities more beautiful. Learn More
New Hanover County FEMA Properties
New Hanover County has acquired several parcels of land through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Parks & Gardens department is charged with maintaining these properties, and is working to replant them with native trees and pollinator plants to help with stormwater and increase native wildlife, while using them to educate the public. Learn More
Alliance for Cape Fear Trees
The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is a non-profit founded in December 2015 by members of the Wilmington Tree Commission to address the needs of the community and urban forestry in the Greater Wilmington and lower Cape Fear region. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and plant trees in the Greater Wilmington area to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. Learn More