Ruth Porter Mall Spring Tree Planting with Forest ReLeaf and Great Rivers Greenway

March 25th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Join us and our friends at Forest ReLeaf to help plant the next generation of trees on the St. Vincent Greenway at Ruth Porter Mall Park. Never planted trees before? No problem! You’ll learn how to do it from the experts.

WHERE: Ruth Porter Mall Park at the intersection of Etzel and Blackstone Ave. Street Parking is available for participants.

WHEN: Saturday, March 25th, 2023, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle and wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, and closed toed shoes that are appropriate for digging. Keep in mind you will get dirty! All tools (shovels and pick axes) needed to plant trees, gloves and snacks will be provided.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Tree planting events are held rain or shine. Upon checking in at the volunteer table, you will be asked to sign a liability waiver. You will then be assigned to a planting zone. Following opening remarks, we will provide training on how to properly plant and care for trees. We will be with your group throughout the event to guide you on which trees to plant in which locations. Expect to dig, mulch and get your hands dirty!

PETS: We love pets, but for their safety and the safety of others, please leave them at home when you are volunteering at tree events.

Thank you for helping expand our precious tree canopy & for making our community a better place! We are grateful for your support and are counting on your help!



Ruth Porter Mall Park (St. Vincent Greenway) at the intersection of Etzel and Blackstone Ave.

Meet at the intersection of Etzel and Blackstone Avenue

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Take the greenway!

accessible by bus

Not directly accessible-closest is Delmar station

on street parking near Etzel and Blackstone