(Image courtesy BNAN)
The Boston Natural Areas Network and its Neponset River State Park proposal was named the fourth-place finisher Wednesday afternoon in Odwalla’s “Plant a Tree Program”.
The group was among ten finalist from across the country that netted their communities $10,000 each to help plant trees and reclaim vegetation lost in natural disasters.
"BNAN is thrilled to be receiving $10,000 to plant 25-plus trees along the Neponset River Greenway,” said Valerie Burns, president of BNAN. “We are grateful to Odwalla for supporting this great program and to all those who voted for our project. We look forward to working with our volunteers as well as our partner the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation in planting the trees along the Neponset Greenway this fall."
The group will use the money to plant new trees in the Pope John Paul II Park in September.
BNAN, a group that works to preserve and expand Boston's green spaces, competed for votes online with number of other projects from across the United States, finishing with more than 800 votes.
To read about the contest and other projects submitted from Boston, click here.