Springfield Green is Mayor Timothy J. Davlin's initiative dedicated to the beautification of Springfield, Ill. It is a city project which, combined with volunteer partnerships, benefits the environment and improves the quality of life for residents and visitors.
Examples of programs that help make Springfield a greener city include Adopt-a-Street, a litter pick-up program modeled after the State of Illinois' Adopt-a-Highway program. This program has enabled community groups and businesses to have a direct hand in city beautification projects.
Another major project being implemented in Springfield is the Neighborhood Tree Grant program. Springfield Green will provide $6,000 in funding for individual grant requests of up to $300 per group for the purchase of new trees. There are many Springfield Green projects available for volunteer opportunities as well as sponsorship.
The city of Springfield has assigned "Design Teams" to each of the major thoroughfares entering the city. The teams develop landscaping plans and recommend clean-up projects in these "gateway" areas.