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ReTree the District

ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,000 trees across the community. The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.

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Bailey Fights Blight

Bailey Fights Blight is a community-based project that seeks to board up and secure blighted and vacant storefronts along Bailey Avenue, organize community cleanups, and incorporate public art as a way to beautify the neighborhood, re-imagine vacant or underutilized properties and help redevelop one of Buffalo’s major East Side commercial corridors.

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Tyler Street Community Garden

The Tyler Street Community Garden is a neighborhood greenspace that has been created from a former vacant lot located at 73 Tyler Street in the University Heights. The garden has been transformed into a place which serves as a space to grow local produce, host gardening workshops, engage in service learning project, hold events, and build community.

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University Blooms

University Blooms is a partnership of community groups using gardening as a tool to improve and beautify public gardens, parks, and green spaces across University District through direct service and gardening workshops. Annual bulb plantings, community gardening days, and park cleanups engage volunteers in improving their environment to reduce blight and improve public health.