Boise Inc. Announces Next Urban Park Development Site Through Project
Boise(R) Inc. Restores Distressed Urban Spaces Through Boise(R)
ASPEN(R) Recycled Papers and Project UP(TM)
BENSENVILLE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/27/12 -- Boise Inc. (NYSE:
BZ) announced today that the company has chosen the location of the
next urban park developed by Project UP(TM) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Funded through sales of Boise(R) ASPEN(R) Recycled Papers, Project UP
works to transform distressed urban spaces into vibrant community
parks in partnership with Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees).
"Boise is excited to be contributing to the beautification of such a
historic area of Baltimore," said Terry Stepney, Boise brand manager.
The future park site is a one-acre corner lot that has been cleared
of 12 abandoned row homes. "This unique and highly visible area
represents an opportunity to bring a public green space to what is
currently a reminder of less prosperous times for the community,"
Project UP and ACTrees will coordinate the park development with
local non-profits, Parks & People Foundation, as well as Humanim Inc.
"So many partners in Baltimore understand the urgent need for green
space to help enhance the city's infrastructure, watershed, and
community health. We're thrilled to work with local organizations to
create a valuable new resource for this neighborhood," said Carrie
Gallagher, ACTrees executive director.
This project will be the second for Project UP. Founded in 2011,
Project UP completed its first park in Indianapolis, Indiana with
more than 100 trees and plants, a walkway and public benches. Over 70
volunteers gathered for a community planting day on September 24,
2011 and Mayor Gregory Ballard of Indianapolis declared the day
'Project UP Day'. In addition, Project UP sponsored National
NeighborWoods(TM) Month, a program led by ACTrees that celebrates
greener communities nationwide with hundreds of tree planting
projects throughout the month of October. Project UP will continue to
be a sponsor of National NeighborWoods Month for 2012.
About Boise Inc.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. (NYSE:
BZ) manufactures a wide variety of paper and packaging products.
Boise's paper products include imaging papers for the office and
home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging,
such as label and release and flexible packaging papers. Boise's
range of packaging products includes linerboard and corrugating
medium, corrugated containers and sheets, and protective packaging
products. Our employees are committed to delivering excellent value
while managing our businesses to sustain environmental resources for
future generations. Visit our website at www.BoiseInc.com.
About Alliance for Community Trees
National NeighborWoods(TM) Month
is a program of Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), the national
nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities
by planting and caring for trees. With over 200 member organizations
in 44 states and Canada, ACTrees engages volunteers to take action to
improve the environment where 80% of people live -- in urban areas.
ACTrees member organizations have planted over 15 million trees
nationwide with help from over 5 million volunteers. To learn more,
About Parks & People Foundation
Parks & People Foundation is
dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational
opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks;
and promoting a healthy, natural environment for Baltimore.
Office 630 227 3463
Cell 630 427 5128
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