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Greenwich Teens Help Spruce Up Bible Street Park

Twenty-eight Greenwich teens looked with pride at the 12 trees the Greenwich Youth Conservation Program (GYCP) has planted at Bible Street Park this summer. These teens, and 84 others, chose to spend two weeks of their summer working with the Greenwich Youth Conservation Program. The GYCP is a public-private partnership that offers local 14- and 15-year-olds a summer job opportunity while promoting “a greener Greenwich.” GYCP teens plant trees and gardens and remove invasive vegetation at public parks and properties throughout Greenwich each summer. Their work teaches the teens practical employment skills while it benefits community residents and businesses. “I love it! It’s awesome!” said a park neighbor who cheered on the teens and later brought trays of watermelon that were devoured with equal enthusiasm on this hot summer day. read more...