Greening - Strengthen Communites, Pathways to Change
Imagine a child who opens their door everyday to
trash filled streets and walks past vacant lots that
have become dumping sites on her/his way to school.
One day the child opens the door to clean streets,
and green spaces with beautiful plants and full
trees. S/he sees adults maintaining these green
beautiful spaces not just for one day but for one
week, then another.
Do you think this would make a difference in this
child's life? Would you be willing to help create
This is the challenge the residents of WS 263 are
hearing as Parks and People are inviting them to take on part of planning and implementing strategies for water treatment and monitoring.
The presentation will review work to date and share expectations for the ongoing development of community based education and stewardship.
In particular we will highlight the dilemma of
garnering and sustaining community engagement among residents whose own sense of self, hope and ability
may be so low that they hesitate to participate in or
maintain community changes.
community, greening, change