Urban Airshed Reforestation Program
The Urban Airshed Reforestation Program (UARP) is a community-based street tree planting program that began in Camden in 2002 and is now expanding to serve additional South Jersey cities. Designed to improve air quality, manage stormwater, and provide shade, the UARP has removed approximately 85,000 square feet of impervious surface to plant 5,902 trees along city streets, 350 of which were planted in the fall of 2015. Prioritizing grassroots work, the UARP empowers residents to create positive changes in their own communities. Residents apply for and adopt trees, help organize events, and assist with the planting of each tree. To date, the UARP has engaged approximately 12,025 volunteers from all walks of life in beautifying South Jersey’s cities.
The NJ Tree Foundation is a member of Camden SMART, helping reduce flooding and combined system overflows by implementing green infrastructure projects in Camden neighborhoods.
Thank you to MAFCO for donating “Right Dress” mulch for Camden plantings. Thank you to United Water for providing in-kind offloading services at hundreds of tree plantings in Camden, and to American Water Enterprises for their commitment to donate such services in 2016.
Jessica Franzini, Senior Program Director
P.O. Box 1221, Camden, NJ 08105
(P) 856-287-4488 // (F) 856-422-2601