Brewery District Will Benefit From 'Taking Root' Project

Brewery District Will Benefit From 'Taking Root' Project

On April 17, 2013, the City of Cincinnati, in cooperation with the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (BDCURC), will complete a tree planting project made possible by a Duke Energy contribution to the Green Partnership of Greater Cincinnati. The City of Cincinnati will plant 21 trees between 1 and 5 p.m. at Cincinnati Recreation Commission's Grant and Hanna Recreation Areas.

The Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati  is a consortium of six major employers -- the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools, Duke Energy, Hamilton County, Cincinnati State and the University of Cincinnati -- who are co-operating to share and promote environmental best practices.

The "Taking Root" project began earlier this year when Duke Energy donated $10,000 to the Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati toward a goal of replacing trees lost in the region to drought, insect damage and other factors.

Enhancing green spaces in the Brewery District was a strategy identified in the 2011 Brewery District Master Plan.  The trees will not only provide much needed shade but will help improve air and water quality around the recreation areas.

"This tree planting project is just another example of the Renaissance occurring in Over-the-Rhine. It's great to see the momentum spillover from Main and Vine to McMicken. It's a sign that people care about the Brewery District," said Steve Hampton, Executive Director of BDCURC. 

WHO: City of Cincinnati

WHAT: Photo opportunity of tree planting as part of Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati “Taking Root” project

WHEN: Wednesday April 17, 2013, 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Grant Recreation Area Playground, 65 E. McMicken St. & Hanna Pool Playground, 223 W. McMicken St.

The Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati is a collaboration between the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Cincinnati Public Schools, University of Cincinnati, Duke Energy and Cincinnati State with the goal of encouraging and supporting efforts to improve environmental performance, save money, and demonstrate commitment and leadership to the greater Cincinnati community. More details are available at www.green-cincinnati.org.