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Trees Atlanta Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Non-Profit Citizens’ group to have first family tree planting project of the season.

Trees Atlanta, a local non-profit citizens’ group, is launching its first Hispanic/Latino outreach effort Saturday, October 11th with its first family tree planting project in Westview. Trees Atlanta invites you and your family to help plant over 50 trees in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Students of HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education) will be in attendance at Saturday’s tree planting to tag the trees with quotes from Hispanic/Latino leaders that have been inspirational to them. Trees Atlanta will also address to the students the importance of becoming an environmental steward. With the launch of the Hispanic/Latino outreach campaign, Trees Atlanta strives to grow an understanding of the benefits of trees among Atlanta’s fastest growing segment through their existing planting, conservation, and education programs.

Strong partnerships with schools are the core of their Hispanic/Latino outreach education efforts. In collaboration with the Latin American Association’s Latino Youth Leadership Academy, Trees Atlanta’s Birds, Butterflies, & Bees Youth Environmental Education Program will help students maintain a student-designed pollinator garden at Sequoyah Middle School. The Latin American Association currently has an after school youth program in Sequoyah Middle School where more than 73 percent of its students are Latino and 43 percent have “limited English proficiency.” Trees Atlanta instructors will facilitate discussions on native plants, seasonal changes, pollinator and wildlife implications, environmental impact, and stewardship.

Trees Atlanta also hopes to increase awareness of their many volunteer opportunities for bilingual and non-bilingual leaders. The Nature Conservancy is teaming up with Trees Atlanta and inviting the Hispanic/Latino community to partake in Conéctate con la Naturaleza en Atlanta! on October 25th. Connect with Nature in Atlanta! volunteer projects will include planting trees and removing invasive plants along a woodland waterway.

Join Trees Atlanta as they celebrate diversity in Atlanta. Trees Atlanta asks for your support to help bring awareness to this initiative as we provide programming to the Hispanic/Latino community. For more details, visit www.treesatlanta.org.

 

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