Help expand Lexington's urban forest and protect local waterways by planting native trees at Reforest the Bluegrass. Since 1999, more than 15,000 volunteers have restored 180 acres by planting 128,000 native tree seedlings. Volunteers will receive free lunch, tree-planting training and a t-shirt (first come, first served).
The 2019 event will be held 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road.
- More than 185 acres of floodplains restored
- More than 15,500 volunteers involved
- More than 136,000 tree seedlings planted
- Around 65 percent first-year survival rates
- Fewer than $150,000 of local government funds spent
- More than $110,000 private funds raised
- If plantings had been contracted out, they would have cost $1 million.
GOLDEN OAK SPONSORS ($2,500 level):
Fortune Collision / Kentucky Strong Barbeque
Kentucky American Water
SILVER MAPLE SPONSORS ($1,000 level):
Baker Iron and Metal
Big Beaver Tree Service
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
BRONZE PINE SPONSORS ($500 level):
Keep Lexington Beautiful
Lexington Emergency Planning Committee
Good Foods Co-op
Kentucky Division of Forestry
Lexington Coffee and Tea
US Forest Service
PARTNERING CITY DIVISIONS:
Parks & Recreation
Streets and Roads