EARTH DAY BLOCK PARTY!
Saturday, April 21 | 2pm to 5pm on Fulton Street
Celebrate Earth Day weekend with a Block Party!! An afternoon of Family fun with earth day themed activities, Live Music by Oobleck, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, and more! Entry includes two drink tickets and an assortment of delicious foods prepared by local Troy restaurants, beverages provided by Hudson-Chatham Winery. Celebrate earth day by supporting the Downtown Troy BID Raise . Plant . Grow Tree Initiative, raising funds to plant up to 150 trees in Downtown Troy.
Leading up to Earth Day (weather dependent), the Downtown Troy BID will kick off planting for the Raise . Plant . Grow Tree Initiative which has raised $23,000 to date of the $75,000 goal. Planting will begin by filling a group of empty tree wells along Fulton Street (between 4th St. and 5th Ave.) and 4th Street (between Fulton St. and Grand St.)!!
It’s events like this, and community members like you that have helped the Downtown Troy BID grow Troy’s Urban Tree Canopy. If you are interested in supporting the program, attend the Earth Day Block Party! Donations can also be submitted to the Downtown Troy BID Foundation located at 251 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, or online at downtowntroy.org/bid-foundation.
Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!
The cost of new trees is approx. $500 each, which includes their purchase, installation, and maintenance, as well as the removal of stumps and debris from each tree well prior to planting. Make a donation today as funds are raised to ignite the growth of Troy's urban tree canopy!
Following the raising of funds, clearing the city of dead and/or dying trees and removing stumps from tree wells, is the first stage of the planting process. Once removal of the stumps is complete, the opportunity presents itself to plant new trees during the following planting season. These efforts will occur in stages, allowing for planting of trees throughout the spring and fall months.
The Downtown Troy BID staff includes 1 to 3 individuals, varying by season to maintain beautification initiatives. This includes watering of hanging baskets and flower pots as well as cleaning the streets of debris. Downtown Troy BID beautification staff will manage watering and care of the trees to ensure their healthy growth.
Corporate and individual donors of $1,000 or more, will be recognized in appreciation on a plaque located near Monument Square following the tree planting.