Arbor Day Foundation and Boise Paper Partner with Trees Atlanta and The Conservation Fund to Activate Green Space in Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (October 12, 2015) – Arbor Day Foundation and Boise Paper are pleased to announce that they’ve partnered to support the Lindsay Street Park Revival Project in Atlanta, Georgia. Development began this past summer and the final planting day will be held on October 17, 2015.
Funded through sales of select Boise office papers and in partnership with Arbor Day Foundation, Boise’s Project UP™ initiative works to transform distressed urban spaces into vibrant community parks. Previous Project UP™ recipients include Indianapolis, Indiana, Baltimore, Maryland, Opa-locka, Florida, and Toronto, Canada.
Employees of Boise, together with community residents, will plant trees and shrubs in the newly created Lindsay Street Park, the first park for the English Avenue community in Northwest Atlanta. Plantings will include native species that will be incorporated into several large rain gardens to help reduce localized flooding, while also attracting critically important pollinator species, such as bees, birds and butterflies. What was once a vacant, kudzu covered lot will be transformed into a beautiful space with real ecological value.
About Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. With member organizations and program partner organizations in the United States and Canada, Arbor Day Foundation engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where over 90% of people live: in cities, towns, and metropolitan areas. Founded in 1972, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Stay up to date at arborday.org.
About Boise Paper
Boise Paper, a division of Packaging Corporation of America, manufactures a full line of quality papers including imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging, such as label and release papers. Through their Paper with Purpose™ promise, they commit to delivering excellent value while sustaining environmental, economic, and social resources for future generations. Keep current with Project UP news and events at BoisePaper.com.
About Trees Atlanta
Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations. Our mission statement: Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Learn more at TreesAtlanta.org.
About The Conservation Fund
At The Conservation Fund, we make conservation work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are re-defining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states since 1985 to protect more than 7.5 million acres of land, including more than 94,000 acres in Georgia. www.conservationfund.org