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For Release: Thursday, February 16, 2012

DEC Announces 2012 Releaf Workshop & Bus Tour - "Green Infrastructure: Its Beauty and Function"

New York City ReLeaf will be sponsoring an all-day workshop at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and a bus tour of green infrastructure projects along the Bronx River. The morning session will have workshops on the overview of green infrastructure, its role in New York City, and a walking tour of the Stone Mill's green infrastructure projects. During the afternoon, participants will get an opportunity to visit completed green infrastructure projects in the Bronx. The locations include a tour of bioswales and rain gardens at the Bronx River houses; a green roof/rainwater harvesting system and solar panel grid from Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice; and a tour of Waterwash ABC (combination constructed wetland and slope stabilization). Building on the partnerships with the local community, youth and community members will be guiding participants through these green infrastructure projects.

Registration for this event is required. Morning Session: $15 for UFC & ReLeaf members or $25 for non-members (includes lunch). Full Session: $35 for UFC & ReLeaf members or $45 for non-members. Registration must be completed by March 6th. Please make checks payable to the New York State Urban & Community Forestry Council (NYS UCFC).

The NYBG is providing use of the Stone Mill, catering service, tram service and Garden admission to all registrants. Space is limited. For information call: Gary Koplun at (718) 482-6440 or Andrew Newman at (212) 360-1365 or visit: the Milliontreesnyc website (listed in the right column of this page) for workshop details.

DATE: Friday, March 9, 2012

TIME: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PLACE: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458

Mass Transit Directions to the Botanical Garden is in the right column of this page.

New York City ReLeaf is statewide program managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Private Land Services. Funding is provided by the USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry Program. Volunteer members of New York City ReLeaf are interested citizens, forestry professionals, educators, researchers, business professionals, green non-profit representatives, and government officials.