The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project
The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project is neighbours talking with neighbours to green our streets.
The project is a community initiative, meaning it grew from community input and community-identified needs to address issues affecting the neighbourhood as a whole. Neighbours volunteer with the initiative, playing key roles in planning, implementing and reporting on the project.
The project is an alliance of two groups: Neighbourhoods Acting on Air Quality (NAAQ), part of South Riverdale Community Health Centre that supports action around air pollution and health; and Beautification of Leslieville District (BOLD), a volunteer community education and action group.
The project is volunteer-driven, and supported by one part-time Health Promoter from South Riverdale Community Health Centre. A volunteer Steering Committee meets monthly.
Each year, about 30 volunteers from the community are trained in “Trees 101”, urban forests, basic air quality and health issues, and conducting a door-to-door canvas. In the early summer, these volunteers spread out to speak with neighbours about local urban forest issues and help community members access new trees.
For more information on this great initiative visit the project online. The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project