Canvassing Increases Awareness, Participation for the GGCP

Wildlands Trust staff hit the streets of Brockton to promote the Greening the Gateway Cities Program

 Tommy Blanchard and Conor Michaud with a recently planted tree at Brockton City Hall

Tommy Blanchard and Conor Michaud with a recently planted tree at Brockton City Hall

Spring has launched the new planting season for the Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP) and in Brockton, it is off to a great start. Wildlands’ Community Stewardship Program Coordinator, Conor Michaud, and AmeriCorps member, Tommy Blanchard, have met with community members throughout the city's planting zone in an effort to connect directly with eligible households and have received an overall positive response. As of April 27, 611 trees have been planted throughout Brockton, 179 on public land and 432 on private. Many who utilize the program have reported they first heard of the GGCP from a canvasser.

Conor and Tommy will be kicking off their first tabling event of the season at the Plant and Seed Swap, held at the Frederick Douglass Community Garden on Sunday, May 6, from 12:30 – 3 p.m. Those who would like to find out more information about the Greening the Gateway Cities Program can stop by their table or visit our website at wildlandstrust.org/greening-the-gateway-cities.