Archived News Release from 2003
For Immediate Release
Redwood City Pride & Beautification
Committee Joins with CityTrees, John Gill School PTA, Community
Impact, and Slow Food Volunteers for a Day of Tree Planting
Redwood City, CA - November 7, 2003 -
On Saturday, November 15, 2003 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, a collaboration
of students, parents and volunteers will be working together
to plant dozens of trees at John Gill School, located at 555
Avenue del Ora, Redwood City.
Twenty trees have been donated by the Pride and Beautification
Committee of the City of Redwood City. These trees will add
shade, bird habitat, and beauty to the grounds of John Gill
School, in addition to oxygen for the neighboring community.
Volunteers wishing to participate are welcome to call for
"This day has been made possible by an incredible collaboration
of many groups. It started with the donation of trees by the
Pride and Beautification Committee and has blossomed to include
the tree planting volunteer/experts from CityTrees, the students
and parent volunteers from John Gill School, and volunteers
from Community Impact and Slow Food", says Robin Mankey,
member of John Gill PTA. "It is exciting to have a day
where such a diverse group of our community come together
to create something that will benefit our children for years
to come." Each classroom at John Gill School will adopt
a tree. They will learn about the tree, water it and tend
to it as necessary during its first years in its new home.
Founded in 2000, CityTrees (www.citytrees.org)
is involved in a broad spectrum of volunteer projects throughout
the City. This organization is dedicated to improving the
quality of life in Redwood City through a coordinated program
of tree planting and maintenance, education, and advocacy.
With these efforts, CityTrees is preserving and extending
the urban forest.
Community Impact (www.communityimpact.org)
is a nonprofit group of thousands of volunteers from all around
the Bay Area which organizes "done-in-a-day" volunteer
projects of all kinds to make it easy for someone to volunteer.
Since forming in 1988, Community Impact volunteers have provided
more than 200,000 hours of service to our local community.
Slow Food (www.slowfoodsv.com)
an educational organization dedicated to stewardship of the
land and ecologically sound food production and its members
have been regular volunteers working with students and the
school gardens at John Gill School. For more information about
John Gill School and the PTA, visit www.johngill.rcsd.k12.ca.us.
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.
Public Works Superintendent
John Gill School PTA