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Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Awareness Week Dates

Project EverGreen Puts National Initiatives In The Spotlight
With Awareness Week Celebrations

Project EverGreen announces a trio of awareness week designations intended to raise the profile and increase the understanding of the mission of each of these valuable programs. The observances will spotlight the efforts of the program’s volunteers and the military families, veterans and communities it serves.

The week-long celebrations of Project EverGreen’s three flagship programs – GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops and “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.™” will take place during the following weeks in May, July and November, respectively.

May 15-21, 2016
National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week

July 10-16, 2016
National “Healthy […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Awareness Week Dates

Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Officers and Board of Directors

Project EverGreen, the national non-profit that promotes the value of preserving, enhancing and using green spaces, announces its officers and board of directors for 2016. The 2016 Project EverGreen Officers include President Dan Carrothers, Emery Oleochemical; Secretary/Treasurer Mike Dauer, Real Green Systems; and Immediate Past President Bill Vogel, Spring Valley.

Serving on the 2016 Project EverGreen Board of Directors are:

Linda Beattie, Schiller Grounds Care
Sean Casey, Nufarm
Scott Cole, BASF
George Furrer, Sipcam Advan
Fred Haskett, The Harvest Group
Doug Obermann, PBI Gordon
Pierre Pereira, Billy Goat
Dave Ravel, Syngenta
Brad Seipel, MARC Research
Maureen Thompson, FMC
Murray Wingate, Lebanon

“Project EverGreen is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Officers and Board of Directors

SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile

Catching Up With Darin Smith
Alpine Smith
South Lake Tahoe, California

With more than 970 commercial and residential contract clients, Alpine Smith is one of the busiest snow and ice removal operations in South Lake Tahoe, California. Owner Darin Smith arrived in the world-famous resort area 20 years ago after college and has built his company using a unique business model that deploys tractor-mounted snow blowers versus plows to remove some of the 125 inches of snow that falls annually at the lake level (snow levels in the mountains are much higher).

As Smith grew and diversified his business – he currently employees […]

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile

SnowCare and GreenCare for Troops Issue A Call for Volunteers

The SnowCare and GreenCare for Troops programs are in need of volunteer contractors to meet the increased demand for snow and ice removal and basic lawn care and landscape services from families of deployed military personnel, and wounded or disabled veterans.

There is a critical need for snow removal services in Connecticut (Groton area), Kansas (Ft. Riley area) and Michigan, and for lawn and landscape services in California (San Diego area), Texas (Ft. Hood area) and across North Carolina.

Giving back to those military families and individuals that are currently or have served our country with honor and courage is something all […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on SnowCare and GreenCare for Troops Issue A Call for Volunteers

Project EverGreen’s Top 10 Reasons to Be Thankful This Holiday Season

Project EverGreen is thankful for your support throughout the year. Without your financial and in-kind contributions we couldn’t share the benefits of managed green spaces with families and communities across the United States.

We have accomplished quite a bit in 2015 in our efforts to spread the word of the economic, social and health benefits managed green spaces provide our communities and we plan on doing even more in 2016.

In the spirit of the season here are Project EverGreen’s Top 10 Reasons to be thankful this holiday season:

1. The sacrifices that our country’s military personnel and their families make each […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen’s Top 10 Reasons to Be Thankful This Holiday Season

Project EverGreen Continues Its Cleveland “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Project

Project EverGreen and Local Partners Remain Committed
To Restoring and Maintaining Playing Surfaces at Cleveland’s Michael J. Zone Recreation Center

When Project EverGreen volunteers first tackled renovating the playing surfaces at the City of Cleveland’s Michael J. Zone Recreation Center in October 2014 they knew they had a challenge in front of them.

The center’s 120 x 60 yard soccer field – which is used by neighborhood youth and adult sports teams – was in need of some turf TLC. The field needed to be aerated, fertilized, and over seeded and rocks and bricks embedded in the soil removed.

Local green industry contractors […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Continues Its Cleveland “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Project

Cutting A Great Deal for “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”

Joe Kucik of Real Green Systems Takes Home a Top-of-the-Line
Exmark Lazer Z-X Series Mower

Cleveland, Ohio — Joe Kucik of Real Green Systems in Walled Lake, Michigan held the winning ticket in the Project EverGreen Great Mower Giveaway Raffle and took home a top-of-the-line Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower worth more than $14,000.

Kucik’s name was drawn from hundreds of would be hopefuls by Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code in the foundation’s booth at the 2015 GIE + EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.

Exmark donated the mower for the raffle whose proceeds will go to assist Project EverGreen expand its […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Cutting A Great Deal for “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”

We Plow For You:
National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week

When the temperatures start to plummet and the winds start blowing, it means that winter is on the doorstep and the snow and ice aren’t too far behind. It also means it’s time for homeowners in snow states from Maine to Montana to make sure the snow blower fires up and have a shovel or two handy for the first winter blast.

For families of deployed military personnel and wounded or disabled veterans winter brings with it hardships beyond the cold temperatures and blowing winds. It means driveways and sidewalks are impassable making […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on

SnowCare for Troops Pushes and Plows for Military Families and Veterans

National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week
Is November 8-14, 2015

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability and the need for day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance services is a continually growing need.

With snowy winter weather on the doorstep for many parts of the country, Project EverGreen announces the inaugural National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week to raise the profile of the program and spotlight the efforts of the initiative’s volunteers, and military families and wounded and disabled veterans it serves. The week coincides with the observance of Veteran’s Day […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on SnowCare for Troops Pushes and Plows for Military Families and Veterans

Snow That Sticks

Update Your Volunteer Profile and Receive A SnowCare for Troops Car Window Sticker

Promote your company’s commitment to serve families of deployed military personnel and wounded or disabled veterans with a SnowCare for Troops vehicle sticker.

To receive two (2) free vehicle stickers (shown at right) current volunteers need to update their online profile CLICK HERE. Volunteers need to log on as a “New User” and select a password to match the email address on file to update their profile.

If you have any questions on updating your profile please contact Project EverGreen’s Ki Matsko at 888/611-2955.

Supplies are limited so update your profile […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on Snow That Sticks