“We are proud to support Project EverGreen as their mission directly aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces,
including lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way. Through the GreenCare for Troops program, we get to help carry out that mission while also supporting our military families.”
Arborjet | Ecologel, leaders in plant health care and water management solutions, are pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, they remain committed to Project EverGreen and will be an official sponsor of their GreenCare for Troops™ program in 2022.
“Ecologel is proud to support Project EverGreen as their mission directly aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces, including lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way. Through the GreenCare for Troops program, we get to help carry out that mission while also supporting our military families,” said Ecologel President Rick Irwin.
GreenCare for Troops is a need-based program for active-duty deployed service members. Last year, the program engaged 2,000 active volunteers, who helped more than 1,000 military families maintain their home lawns. Since its inception, more than 11,000 military families and 7,000 contractors have registered for the program. During the COVID-19 crisis, Project EverGreen has expanded the GCFT and SnowCare for Troops programs to offer landscaping services and snow removal for healthcare workers.
Ecologel is a natural fit for the program as they are a premier developer and manufacturer of innovative products for water conservation. One of their flagship products, Hydretain® is a revolutionary soil moisture management technology that is designed to significantly reduce watering requirements of turfgrasses, trees, shrubs, flowers, containers plants and agriculture by as much as 50 percent.
Ecologel has committed to provide free Hydretain products to help maintain the lawns and landscapes of deployed military personnel, while also helping them reduce their water bills. Through GCFT military personnel can request lawn and landscaping services during their period of deployment. Lawn and landscape professionals volunteer to provide these services and once they are matched, volunteers receive access to coupons for free Hydretain® products.
In 2021, Ecologel began offering another beneficial product pertaining to SnowCare for Troops. Na-X, which quickly reduces sodium levels in the soil, can be used to flush sodium left behind from the use of ice-melt products. Na-X will continue to be made available to volunteers through the 2022 sponsorship.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Project EverGreen is a national non-profit organization committed to creating a “greener, healthier, cooler Earth by supporting the creation, renovation and revitalization of managed yards, parks and public green spaces that result in healthier, happier people.”
“We feel fortunate to have Ecologel on board as a Silver Sponsor working toward the common goal of preserving ‘green spaces’ while supporting GCFT and SCFT across the country. 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,” stated Cindy Code, Executive Director Project EverGreen.
How to Become A GreenCare for Troops Volunteer
Are you ready to step up for a military family? Register today at https://projectevergreen.org/about-the-program-volunteers/
The Title Sponsor of the SnowCare for Troops program in BOSS Snowplow. The GreenCare for Troops program Title Sponsor is Nufarm. Platinum Partners include AMGUARD, Toro and SiteOne Landscape Supply. The Gold Partner is Arborjet/Ecologel.
GreenCare for Troops is endorsed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.