Tree Planting with Heartland Tree Alliance — 96.5 The Buzz #LoveLonger Project

Serve KC is partnering with 96.5 The Buzz to offer monthly volunteer opportunities for the Buzz Family to join Serve KC and make a positive impact the greater Kansas City community. The #LoveLonger Project will feature a different nonprofit each month and is open to those willing to give time & heart to help others.

The first event is planting trees with Heartland Tree Alliance, a program of Bridging The Gap.  This event will take place in the Scarritt neighborhood near the historic northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri.  The exact address will be provided closer to the event.

Requirements; all volunteers must:

• Join Serve KC & RSVP to this event to participate. (If you are no longer able to attend, change your RSVP to ‘No” prior to the event)

• Sign a liability waiver provided the day-of the event

• Be at least 14 years (underage volunteers will need a guardian signature on the waiver and be accompanied by an adult)

What to Bring —  work gloves and a reusable water bottle. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. We also recommend wearing clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Rain or Shine  — Unless there is a thunderstorm or snow, this event will happen rain or shine. Please check the meetup site the day of the event to make sure there hasn’t been any weather concerns.

Meeting Location — We will meet at the intersection of Anderson & Bellefontaine Ave. at The Concourse Park located at 200 Benton Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64123. If you coming from Independence Ave, go North on Benton, then take a left (west) onto Anderson. You’ll drive under Glandstone Ave and see a bright blue truck and Heartland Tree Alliance Trailer on the corner. There is on-street parking along Anderson and within the neighborhood.

Waitlist: If an event is full volunteers can join the waitlist. If a spot opens up, you are automatically added to the attending list in the order you joined the waitlist. Please remove yourself from the waitlist if you make other plans so the next available person can join in the event of a last minute cancellation. 

Heartland Tree Alliance, a program of Bridging The Gap, educates people about all of the critically important benefits created by urban trees, why these trees need extra care, and the proper ways to give them that care.  They also organize planting events, pruning events and tree care workdays. Bridging The Gap works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy, and community. For more information visit their website.

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