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Project EverGreen announces phase 2 of Detroit’s Pingree Park project

April 5, 2018 -  By
Project EverGreen

Local businesses and Pingree Park neighbors clean up debris from trees that were pruned in the park.

Project EverGreen and its partners will commence phase two of renovations on Detroit’s Pingree Park on June 8-9.

“Pingree Park and the people living in the surrounding community are the real winners,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “With generous financial and in-kind support, this park will get a much-needed facelift. The improved park space will result in a greener, healthier, cooler park, functioning as the lungs of the neighborhood.”

Phase two will involve new walkways and a natural landscape amphitheater.

The initial phase of the 18-acre park’s renewal began last November and included updated landscaping for beauty and safety, renovating sports fields with improved grass surfaces, reviving welcoming gathering spaces and pruning old trees for safety reasons and to allow for new growth to provide shade in summer’s heat.

In addition to the environmental benefits and better park access, the renovation project boosts the health and well-being of the neighborhood and its residents, raises home values and serves as a spark for nearby community development and connection, according to Project EverGreen.

The project is a collaborative effort between the City of Detroit, local businesses, green industry suppliers and Project EverGreen, whose mission is to bring people together through greener, healthier, cooler parks that capture carbon and result in cleaner air.

In Detroit, Magna International donated the initial seed money to get the project off the ground and has been joined by Lear Corporation, Quicken Loans and Meijer. Together, these companies have donated $176,000 to the Pingree Park project.

Green industry suppliers who have contributed financially include: Advanced Turf Solutions, BASF, Billy Goat, Cool Planet, Emery Agro Green, Greenworks, Kujo Yard Wear, Lush Lawn, Nufarm, PBI-Gordon, Real Green Systems, Spring-Green, Superior Groundcover, The Davey Tree Expert Co., Sipcam Agro, Sport Field Solutions, Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, Turf Systems, United Turf Alliance and Weed Man.

Click here to watch a video about the project.

Photo: Project EverGreen

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