Teens add green to Greenwich park by planting trees

The Greenwich Youth Conservation Program planted six oak trees Tuesday during GYCP Day.

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2021, 10:23 PM

Updated 1,082 days ago

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Greenwich Point Park has a little more green thanks to some local teens.
The Greenwich Youth Conservation Program planted six oak trees Tuesday during GYCP Day.
The group celebrated the program's 43rd year and thanked the sponsors who help fund the summer job program.
In the program, 14- and 15-year-olds learn real-world job skills while earning a stipend and helping make Greenwich a greener place.
"It's very important for us to plant trees. Not only is it good for the environment and for shade, but it's also really rewarding for the teens to be able to do this. This is something that they can come back year after year, bring their families and friends, and show the trees and watch them as they grow," said Christina Nappi, the program administrator for GYCP.
The Greenwich Youth Conservation Program said they received an overwhelming number of applications this year.


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