Mayor's Green Thumb

New Houston mayor shows off green thumb and has a field day in Memorial Park

New mayor shows off green thumb and has a field day at Memorial Park

News, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Memorial Park Tree planting, Jan. 2016
Mayor Sylvester Turner joins in the planting of 1,500 trees at Memorial Park. Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Still beaming over his inauguration fetes the previous week, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined volunteers in Memorial Park on Saturday to aid in the planting of 1,500 trees. Yes, he got down in the dirt for the think green photo opp.

The event kicked off tree-planting for the Eastern Glades portion of the Memorial Park Master Plan, which focuses on ecological and habitat restoration.

Trees for Houston and Kirksey Architecture donated the five-gallon trees that were planted across several acres.

Joining in the program were Memorial Park Conservancy, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Trees For Houston and hundreds of volunteers. The latter came from Kirksey, Exxon Mobil, Camp Gladiator, Young Professionals in Energy, community groups, schools, corporations and neighbors.  

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