Project EverGreen Welcomes Arborjet and Ecologel Solutions to GreenCare for Troops Program
Project EverGreen is pleased to announce that Arborjet and Ecologel Solutions, leaders in plant health care solutions and water conservation management, has become an official sponsor of the GreenCare for Troops initiative.
The needs based program for active-duty deployed service members provides complimentary lawn care and basic landscape services. In 2018, the program engaged close to 1,500 active volunteers, who helped more than 700 military families maintain their home lawns.
As part of the sponsorship, Ecologel is providing free Hydretain® products to help maintain the lawns and landscapes of deployed military personnel, while also helping them reduce their water bills. Hydretain is a soil moisture management technology that is designed to reduce watering requirements of turf grasses, trees, shrubs, flowers, indoor and outdoor plants and agricultural plants by as much as 50 percent. Once volunteers are matched with a military family, they will receive access to coupons for free Hydretain products.
“We are proud to support Project EverGreen as their mission aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces, including lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way. Additionally, our products offer ideal solutions, particularly Hydretain which allows for far less watering to maintain healthy landscapes,” said Ecologel President Rick Irwin. “We look forward to working with this impactful program, as we strongly believe in supporting our troops. Helping them to maintain their lawns is just one small way we feel we can make a meaningful contribution.”
Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code says the GreenCare for Troops program is fortunate to have Ecologel on board as a sponsor working toward the common goal of preserving ‘green spaces’ while supporting the families of deployed military personnel.
“Our goal is to create environments that bring families, neighbors, and communities together. We build and support communities by shaping the natural world in such a way that our neighbors today, and future generations may enjoy and appreciate,” says Code.