Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to host Grow Albany Community Planting Day

Albany, Ga. – In January 2017, two storms hit the Albany area leaving beautiful scenic landscapes, like Tift Park and Radium Springs, in ruin. In response to these damaging storms, Grow Albany was established to replant and distribute trees to these affected areas. A year following their commitment to replant trees in the area, Grow Albany announced the second Community Planting Day scheduled for Saturday, February 17 at Tift Park, 1301 N Monroe Street, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Darsey Family Foundation donates $12,000 for Tift Park restoration

Albany, Ga. – As the Grow Albany initiative and its sponsors strive to rebuild following the devastation from the January 2017 storms, the Darsey Family Foundation has joined Grow Albany by donating $12,000 earmarked for restoration of historic Tift Part. A restoration event will take place at Tift Park on February 17, which will be the City of Albany’s Arbor Day Celebration.

Community nonprofit joining the initiative to replant Albany 

The Grow Albany initiative is preparing for the spring planting season and is adding new partners to help replant the trees lost during the storms of January 2017.  Mission Change has joined Grow Albany by donating $20, 000  earmarked for both the first residential replanting project and for assistance in additional community park plantings.  For future residential replanting, Mission Change and Grow Albany will provide, distribute, and plant trees for local community residents that are not physically able to plant trees for themselves. This phase is expected to take place during the fall planting season 2018.

First Community Planting Day Announced for Radium Springs
Synovus/SB&T to host first Grow Albany Community Planting Day

In January, two storms hit the Albany area leaving beautiful scenic landscapes, like Tift Park and Radium Springs, in ruin. In response to these damaging storms, Grow Albany was established to replant and distribute trees to these affected areas. Less than a year after the storms, Grow Albany and community partner Synovus/SB&T announced the first Community Planting Day scheduled for Saturday, November 4 at Radium Springs Overlook, 2501 Radium Springs Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.

We are excited to announce that Phoebe Putney Health System has joined Grow Albany as a corporate leader for replanting trees at Tift Park. Their financial contribution is also matched with in-kind landscape donations specific to Tift Park.

“Tift Park is our backyard, so leading the Grow Albany initiative at the park was a natural decision for us. The trees we lost to the storm were symbols of our community. Watching new trees grow will be an important part of our community’s recovery. Phoebe has been a vital part of this historic neighborhood for more than 100 years, and we plan to be here for 100 more, growing right alongside those new trees that will represent a vibrant future for Albany,” says Joel Wernick, President and CEO of Phoebe.