On May 16th we had a press event at Oakledge Park celebrating the very successful partnership with Audubon Vermont
This year, the City of Burlington is planting 1,500 trees and shrubs in order to restore natural areas of the City. This is being done to ensure that Burlington provides a healthy habitat for birds and similar animals that call our trees home. Not only will this strengthen our ecosystem, but it will also support the vibrant public spaces that Burlingtonians already have access to. Thanks to all of our partners and hundreds of volunteers, the City will have planted more than 4,600 trees and shrubs through this program by the end of the 2019 season!
This project has been spearheaded with a partnership between Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, The University of Vermont, and Audubon Vermont.
The City will continue restoration planting across several areas in Burlington: 311 North Avenue along the Burlington Bike Path (near the Cambrian Rise housing development in the New North End), Oakledge Park in the South End, and the 63-acre McKenzie Park along the Winooski River in the Intervale.
This project would not have been possible without many of our great partners. Our full list of partners includes: University of Vermont, Audubon Vermont, Community Coalition, RETN, VCAM, Champlain College, Intervale Conservation Nursery, Leadership Champlain, Branch Out Burlington, King Street Center, Intervale Center, Pride Center of Vermont, Outright Vermont, UVM Prism Center, Burlington Wildways, Winooski Valley Park District, Conversation Board of Burlington, Rock Point, City Council of Burlington, City Market, and Burlington High School.