Project Evergreen, Ruppert upgrade NC community park

December 8, 2016 -  By
Volunteers from Project Evergreen, Ruppert Landscape and Habitat for Humanity upgrade

Volunteers from Project Evergreen, Ruppert Landscape and Habitat for Humanity upgrade Reid Park Community Playground in Charlotte, N.C.

As part of its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative, Project Evergreen partnered with Ruppert Landscape and Habitat for Humanity to makeover Reid Park Community Playground in Charlotte, N.C.

The face-lift included the planting of more than 300 ornamental shrubs and several Maple Shade Trees, weeding, mulching and installing walkway edging and kid-safe rubber playground mulch. The goal was to enhance and improve Reid Park for use by 1,000 community members. The area now includes an outdoor exercise area, a stage and bleachers for community events.

“Our mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces where we live, work and play and the ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’ Initiative spearheads those efforts,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Parks, athletic fields and recreational play areas are vital to healthy, thriving communities. One of the ways we demonstrate our commitment is by mobilizing local green industry contractor volunteers and corporate partners to donate their time, treasure and talents to make this valuable initiative possible.”

Ruppert Landscape donated plants, trees, mulch materials and crew services, and Lowe’s Home Improvement donated permanent steel walkway border edging and playground-safe rubber mulch. The combined donations of material and labor totaled nearly $21,000, said Project Evergreen.

Photo: Project Evergreen

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