The Cary Green Neighborhood Project (CGNP), an exciting environmental stewardship project from the Town of Cary, ended in March 2017.
Under this project, friends and neighbors worked together over a twelve month period to adopt simple and fun green actions in their homes and neighborhoods in order to reduce their environmental impact, restore local ecosystems, and build even happier and healthier communities. The key project accomplishments are:
- Almost 2,000 volunteer hours logged
- 37 community activities organized
- 7 project kick-off events
- Almost 300 Green form submissions received
- More than 1,150 citizens engaged on a deeper level
- Broad level outreach to 3,200 households
- 200 tree stakes planted for stream-bank stabilization
- Town-Regional partnerships were strengthened
- Neighborhoods forged connections with regional project partners
- Improved cohesiveness within neighborhoods
- Stronger collaborative spirit across neighborhoods
The project was implemented thanks to funding support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, through the Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the world’s largest conservation grant-makers, administered the grant. The first six months of the project, from October 2015 to March 2016, were devoted to planning. The project launched in April 2016 and ended in March 2017.
Seven neighborhoods were selected to participate in this first-of-its-kind community initiative by the Town. At the end of project, all participating neighborhoods were recognized and honored for their contribution and commitment to protecting our environment. The selected neighborhoods are listed below.