Saturday, September 29, 2012

Our local park, Washington Grove Park, gets special attention on 100th anniversary


Peter Debes Washington GroveFor all who attended the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Washington Grove Park yesterday, September 28th, it rang in a new century of attention for a local park that has seen some updating.

Invasive species have been removed, and new endemic tress plants heralds a sharper focus by the City of Rochester on this quiet and ancient park.

Peter Debes of the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club has led the environmental efforts to restore and educate the public on our local park that is being given a new life. Read more:

  • Memorial tree planted to celebrate Washington Grove's 100th anniversary Celebrating 100 years in Rochester was the theme of a ceremony held on Friday at Washington Grove. Nature enthusiasts, students and neighbors came together to plant a memorial tree at the Washington Grove, which is located just East of Cobbs Hill Park. (September 28, 2012)
  • Washington Grove Celebrates 100 Years Rochester mayor Tom Richards joined students to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Washington Grove. Students from Martin B. Anderson Elementary School Number 1 helped the mayor plant native tree seedlings to honor the Rochestarians who preserved the land. (September 28, 2012)

Planting tree at Washington Grove

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