Our 2014 10K Tree Day is scheduled for February 8 in Middle Tennessee and March 1 in Chattanooga and Southeast TN. If you are interested in partnership or sponsorship call us today at 615-248-6500.
Tennessee Environmental Council members, partners and volunteers will come together to plant 10,000 trees in one day.
February 8 is 10K Tree Day in Middle Tennessee
March 1 is 10K Tree Day in Chattanooga and Southeast TN
This event is part of the Tennessee Tree project with a goal of planting or caring for 1 million native trees in Tennessee. Trees offer “tree-mendous” benefits, including cleaner air, land, and water. No running involved, the “race” is to see how many trees we can plant in one day.
Join the Race - Here is how you can get involved:
- Volunteer: Tree planting locations and times will be announced soon, but save the date, and if you would like to help lead a team - look for opportunities for tree captain training sessions
- Enlist your company, school or organization: Planting trees is an excellent team building and community service project for your group. We will have designated locations for tree plantings but we are happy to plant at your location or in the community.
- Sponsor or Donate: Join our “tree-mendous” sponsors listed below or make an individual donation—the Council suggests a donation of $15-$30 which will help us plant 5-10 trees!
If your group would like to plant trees: We are currently in the process of recruiting partners. Partners may be asked to assist with:
- Bringing teams of volunteers to help plant trees
- Providing Tree Captains to help train and direct volunteers on-site
- Finding parks and other public spaces on which to plant trees (or you can join one of our sites)
- Helping with logistics for the tree planting including preparing the planting area and recruiting volunteer groups
- Helping provide tools, such as shovels, picks, and gloves
- Other responsibilities as outlined in the letter of agreement
In exchange, partners will receive the following benefits:
- Council will provide trees to partner groups
- Council will help recruit volunteers for your location
- Council will train “tree captains” for each event on January 25 or 26
- Your organization will be listed on the Council website
- Your organization will be listed on the event T-Shirt
- If your organization has a tree planting goal this event will help you reach it and/or your trees will count toward the Tennessee Tree project goal of 1 million trees.
- To sign up as a partner contact us at tec(at symbol)tectn.org with “10K Tree Day Partner” in subject line.
If you would like to be sponsor: This is a great opportunity for groups who want more promotional exposure OR for businesses and other organizations who want to support us but can’t plan tree planting logistics. Click here for sponsorship information. Sponsors may be entitled to the following benefits:
- Your logo on all promotional materials including: website, email announcements, event T-shirt, flyers and other materials.
- Council membership
- Banner (provided by sponsor) at event
- The Council is a 501c3 and sponsorship donations are tax deductible
This event was made possible by generous grants and support from the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Foundation, TN Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), TN Department of Agriculture’s Riparian Forest Buffer Program, National Wildlife Federation and Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The event is part of Tennessee Environmental Council’s Tennessee Tree Project with a goal of planting or caring for 1 million native trees in Tennessee. The event is also part of the Council’s Watershed Support Center including the Fish Habitat Restoration Initiative and the Urban Small Streams program. Shirts for this event were printed by Grand Palace Silkscreen.
Tennessee Department of Forestry Riparian Buffer Program
Pictured Top of Page: MTSU alumnus John McFadden, Executive Director Tennessee Environmental Council, instructs students taking part in MTSU’s Alternative Fall Break on Tuesday,Oct. 16, 2012. Students volunteered to plant trees as part of the TEC tree planting/stream bank restoration project along Garrison Creek. MTSU photo by J. Intintoli.