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Success on Liberty Island!

This special edition e-newsletter is dedicated to sharing with you the wonderful feeling of accomplishment that we achieved with the completion of our 9/11 Memorial Grove project on Liberty Island. While an e-newsletter can’t entirely convey the feelings of excitement, emotions, achievement and sentimentality that we experienced in our short time on Liberty Island, it’s our goal to capture the highlights of the day for those of you who weren’t able to attend this project.

From our opening night reception at Liberty National Golf Course to our final ferry ride back from Liberty Island, our two-and-a-half days in Jersey City […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Newsletters|Comments Off

Recent Grants

Project EverGreen’s work on Liberty Island, and at other sites around the country, are starting to get recognized, and to pay off.
Project EverGreen is pleased to recognize Con Edison and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation as new contributors to our mission to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play. Project Evergreen is thankful for their contribution and is excited about the upcoming green space projects that will be a result of the contributions.

The Con Edison gift  of $5,000 will support Project EverGreen’s environmental projects to revitalize neighborhood pocket parks with the assistance of […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Newsletters|Comments Off

Why Project EverGreen Matters

When Hurricane Sandy left Liberty and Ellis islands under several feet of saltwater, management at national parks was inundated with offers of help. Like most organizations, the national park service had been hit by cutbacks and no longer had the expertise to assess the situation. That’s why Project EverGreen was the perfect fit. In the video below, John Hnedak, deputy superintendent of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, explains why Project EverGreen was selected to help restore the 9/11 Memorial Grove.

Contributions to Enhance Green Spaces

Project EverGreen is pleased to recognize Con Edison and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation as new contributors to our mission to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play. Project Evergreen is thankful for their contribution and is excited about the upcoming green space projects that will be a result of the contributions.

The Con Edison gift will support Project EverGreen’s environmental projects to revitalize neighborhood pocket parks with the assistance of Con Edison and students to create sustainable green spaces. This partnership is part of Con Edison’s commitment to provide metropolitan New York with […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Project EverGreen Blog|Comments Off

Restoring Sacred Ground

Project EverGreen mobilizes partners and volunteers to restore Liberty Island’s 9/11 Memorial Grove that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in October 1886 and served to welcome immigrants seeking freedom in the United States. In 2012, 126 years later, almost to the day, Hurricane Sandy left Liberty Island under five feet of salt water destroying the trees planted there to honor the victims of 9/11.

“This is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most recognized landmarks in the world,” says Brian Tauscher, owner of Artisan Garden Landscapes. “To be able to say that […]

Honoring the Victims of 9/11 – Again

Project EverGreen and partners completed the installation of 12 London plane trees at the 9/11 Memorial Grove on Liberty Island on June 10. The volunteers included:

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.
Artisan Gardens LLC Landscape Construction
Bartlett Tree Experts
BASF
Clean Cut Lawns & Landscapes
Husqvarna
Jersey Mike’s Subs, Holmdel
Jersey Mike’s Subs, Middletown
Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Lawn Doctor
Lebanon Turf
Levitt’s LLC
Lidochem Inc.
New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association
Nufarm
Paul Cowie & Associates
PLANET
Plant Detectives Nursery & Garden Center
Solu-Cal USA
Weed Man

By |June 11th, 2014|Project EverGreen Blog|Comments Off

A Smile for Project EverGreen

Project EverGreen is participating in the AmazonSmile program and we need your support. We are just getting started with this program and your support will help us grow the amount of Amazon.Smile donations to Project EverGreen.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items and there is no cap as to how much they will donate to Project EverGreen. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is when you shop […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Project EverGreen Blog|Comments Off

Project EverGreen and Partners to Restore Liberty National 9/11 Memorial Grove

Volunteers will plant new trees, treat damaged soil and re-dedicate the site ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

LIBERTY ISLAND, NEW YORK, N.Y. — Project EverGreen is coordinating a project that will see more than $35,000 invested to revitalize the 9/11 Memorial Grove on Liberty Island on Tuesday, June 10. The grove was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, and the renovation follows the March removal of dead and dying London Plane trees damaged by the storm surge that sent five feet of saltwater onto the site. The soil at the site was also amended to reduce the high salt content remaining from the […]

By |May 28th, 2014|Greenspace Projects, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Finishing the Project

Project EverGreen and partners return to Liberty Island to repair the damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the 9/11 Memorial Grove.

In two weeks, the Project EverGreen board, advisory council and industry partners will come together on Liberty Island to complete our much anticipated revitalization of the 9/11 Memorial Grove. More than a year ago, the grove was devastated by Hurricane Sandy resulting in the loss of trees and rendering the soil in the grove and the surrounding area ineffective for new plantings.

With the help of many partners including Barlett Tree, Husqvarna, Paul Cowie and Associates, Solu-Cal USA, Lidochem, […]

By |May 27th, 2014|Project EverGreen Blog|Comments Off

Project EverGreen/Birds & Blooms Magazine Contest Winners Announced

‘Art of Green Spaces Poster Contest’ receive entries from 26 states in its fourth year

Twelve contest winners from eight states have been chosen as winners of the fourth annual Art of Green Spaces poster contest sponsored by Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication.

“Project EverGreen has worked to share the importance of healthy green spaces since our inception 10 years ago,” says Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It’s very encouraging to see the next generation of leaders so focused on healthy yards, parks and ball fields. It’s comforting to know that green spaces are […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Project EverGreen News|Comments Off