Tree Plantation





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Yonkers

Total Budget: $6,000

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Plant 40 Trees and provide 2 benches and Rotary plaques in 2 locations in Yonkers, NY

This year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Yonkers Rotary Club. Our Club proposes a special project to commemorate this august occasion and to promote Rotary. The project will create a special place where people can come to relax and remember those who have contributed to the improvement of our city and be inspired by their volunteer spirit. The project will consist of installing two groves (one in east Yonkers and one in west Yonkers) of special decorative trees that will attract visitors - like Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry blossom trees. Our Club will work with City of Yonkers Parks Department - with whom we worked recently to refurbish a basketball court at Barton Park - to select the two locations. Each grove will involve purchasing and installing 20 trees, a park bench, a plaque honoring Rotary and our Club and name plates on the bench honoring our deceased club members.

Similar to our successful project at Barton Park, our Club will purchase and donate the trees, benches and plaques and provide them to the City for installation and ongoing maintenance. The 6' trees will cost $100/each, the park benches will cost $500/each and the Club /Rotary plaques will cost $500/each. The total cost will be $6,000.

Our Club, through our Foundation, pledges $2,500. We request a District grant of $2,500. In addition, Club members will donate the name plaques on the park bench in honor of deceased Club members.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Yonkers-East Yonkers

Primary Contact: Tim Hodges

Email: thodges@riversidehealth.org

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Yonkers-East Yonkers (7230)









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History Log Entries


by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Project signed by Mahbub Ahmad.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Steve Simpson.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Tim Hodges.


by David Schribman

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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