City of Reno
Liston Park
Earth Day
April 22nd, 2:30-4:00pm

City of Las Vegas
Gary Reese Freedom Park
Arbor Day Weekend
April 30, 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Environmental Justice: Tree Planting and Law Enforcement/Community Relations Project

ImpactNV will lead the first ever statewide event that brings law enforcement, the business community, public sector, and community partners together to address critical urban heat island, environmental justice, and equity needs through a tree planting and community education event launching in 2022 during the week between Earth Day and Arbor Day. Nevada communities that have the worst environmental justice indicators (pollution, access to green spaces, extreme heat, etc.) are also our communities with some of the worst crime rates. A collaborative tree planting project is a visible example of our investment in the development of our communities that will improve urban heat island and create a new way for law enforcement to get out of their patrol cars and engage in the communities in a positive way to create new pathways of positive community relations.

Community partners will plant 100,000 trees over a 10-year period statewide. This ambitious project will be kicked off  this year with events held at the City of Reno, planting 3 trees at Liston Park on Earth Day and the City of Las Vegas, planting 125 trees at Freedom Park on Arbor Day weekend. Additionally, Clark County will be planting 5 trees at Desert Breeze Park and Washoe County will be planting 10 trees at North Valleys Regional Park bringing the total to 143 trees planted.

143 down and 99,857 trees to go!

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A Special thank you to all of our sponsors:

Event Sponsors:

Tree sponsors:

William Pfund – $500

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Image from Reno’s successful event!

Board member Suzanne Groneman joined Councilmember Naomi Duerr, Urban Forester Matt Basile, and Deputy Chief of
Police Tom Robinson to kick off our 100,000 tree plan on Earth Day!

Tree planting fun in Las Vegas!

Board members Amit Bhardwaj , Kim Harvey, Lora Picini, Clinton Pope, Dave Ray, and Marco Velotta joined Councilwoman Olivia Diaz and volunteers to help plant 125 trees.