GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Jumps in With Both Feet

New Port Richey, Florida
For the first six months after Crenshaw Termite and Pest Control registered to be a GreenCare for Troops it was pretty quiet. The company was not matched with a military family but as is often the case with deployments…

Transformation Part II: Project EverGreen Returns To Pingree Park This Weekend

Project EverGreen began revitalizing Detroit’s Pingree Park back in November of 2017. Now that summer has finally rolled around, Project EverGreen will again join the City of Detroit, green industry suppliers and volunteers to continue phase II of the Pingree Park makeover this Friday and Saturday, June 8-9.

Pingree Park had fallen on hard times in recent years, the victim of a lack of financial resources to perform basic maintenance, let alone make improvements. As a result, the park could barely be used by neighborhood residents, denying them the chance to enjoy the numerous recreational and environmental benefits it had to offer.

The first phase of Project EverGreen’s initiative to restore Pingree Park to its former glory included updated landscaping, renovated sports fields and pruned trees. Phase II of the project will bring new walkways and play mounds to the park, adding an extra flare that will hopefully connect current neighborhood residents and attract a new generation of park visitors to enjoy this refurbished “jewel” of Detroit’s east side.

The renovation of Pingree Park not only benefits the environment – grass, trees and shrubs in a park are truly the “lungs of a city” – but has the potential to lift an entire neighborhood. Residents will have access to a multi-acre space where they can spend time with family and friends, exercise or simply enjoy the sunshine on hot summer days in a natural green space.

Project EverGreen and its partners are proud of the work that has already been done but we are not finished. Come this Friday and Saturday the transformation will continue and the rebirth of once proud Pingree Park will take another step forward.

We invite you to join us in person or follow the progress of the Pingree Park makeover on Project EverGreen’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Nathan Newlands To Throw First Pitch at Minnesota Twins Game

One of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops phenomenal volunteers will represent the program when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game this Saturday, June 2. Mankato, Minnesota-based Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control’s Nathan Newlands will take the mound this weekend to show support for the program that provides military families and post 9/11 veterans with a service connected disability with free lawn care and landscaping services.

Although Newlands has spent countless hours volunteering to assist military families and disabled veterans in his community with lawn care and landscape services, he wants to do even more to help our military heroes with the Spring Touch Challenge. His goal is to raise $10,000 for GreenCare for Troops and Newlands is asking you to donate while he continues to train for his big day as a pitcher. WATCH VIDEO

DONATE NOW to support GreenCare for Troops and motivate Newlands to throw the best first pitch the Twins have ever seen.

Project EverGreen Announces 2018 Officers and Board of Directors

Project EverGreen announces its officers and board of directors for 2018. Dan Carrothers of FMC Corp. will continue to serve as president through the end of 2018 when he will be succeeded by President-Elect Joe Shooner of Focal Point Communications.

Joining Carrothers and Shooner as Project EverGreen are Bill Vogel of Spring Valley (past president), Michael Maravich of Sipcam Agro (vice president) and Mike Dauer of Real Green Systems (secretary/treasurer).

“Project EverGreen is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of professionals serving on our board,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Our collaborative work shows that parks and green spaces play a critical role in bringing people together to improve the overall health of our neighborhoods and communities.”

2018 Project EverGreen Executive Board Officers

Dan Carrothers
FMC Corporation

Bill Vogel
Spring Valley

Joe Shooner
Focal Point Communications

Michael Maravich
Sipcam Agro

Mike Dauer
Real Green Systems

2018 Board of Directors

Murray Wingate
Solu-Cal USA

Doug Obermann
PBI-Gordon Corporation

Brad Seipel
M/A/R/C Research

Fred Haskett, CA, CTP
The Harvest Group

Kathy Madzey
Koch Agronomic Services

Alan White
Turf Systems Inc.

Takisha Truss
BASF Corporation

Sean Casey
Nufarm Americas Inc.

Scott A. Bills, CSFM
Sports Field Solutions, LLC

George Furrer
United Turf Alliance, LLC

When the Snow Gets Tough, SnowCare for Troops Volunteers Get Going

With measurable snow in all 50 states from Hawaii to Maine to the Carolinas, Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops volunteers are out in force clearing driveways and sidewalks for families of deployed military personnel and disabled post 9/11 veterans allowing them to get on with their daily activities.

SnowCare for Troops volunteers have been kept busy this winter helping military families and veterans during historic weather events.

The work of our dedicated volunteers has gained noticed in several cities and we wanted to share media coverage of the valuable work they are performing during some historic weather events.

This story appeared on FOX 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and featured Tom Barry of Battle Creek Landscape Service WATCH VIDEO

Mark Klossner of BOSS Snowplows, the lead sponsor of the SnowCare for Troops program, appeared on WLUC in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula WATCH VIDEO

Additional media coverage appeared in the following consumer and trade media outlets Power Equipment Trade, Organized 31, Profiles in Diversity Journal, Lawn & Landscape, Mankato Free Press, Facilities Net, Compact Equipment, Total Landscape Care, Construction Equipment Guide, Norwalk Reflector, Landscape Business, and Military Trader.

REGISTER NOW to be a SnowCare for Troops volunteer in your area.