somerville tree planting project

From 2017 - 2019 MyRWA worked with the City of Somerville and over 120 volunteers to plant 100 trees in the Ten Hills, East Somerville and Assembly Row neighborhoods. The City of Somerville’s Urban Forester identified potential tree locations and MyRWA worked to facilitate a public process including residents in the site selection, planting, and watering processes. The Ten Hills and East Somerville neighborhoods were chosen due to the extremely low tree canopy percentage and a high need for investment in environmental justice initiatives.


City of Somerville, Partners Health Care, East Somerville Main Streets, Groundwork Somerville, The Nature Conservancy, Somerville Climate Action. Funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Star program.

medford tree Planting project

In partnership with the City of Medford and the Medford Tree Advocacy Group (MTAG), MyRWA is working to increase tree canopy in Medford’s environmental justice neighborhoods - particularly South Medford. The City, MTAG and MyRWA recently received funding from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to bolster the Medford Tree Warden’s planting budget and implement an tree education campaign. Trees will be planted in the locations below throughout 2019 - 2020.

Benefits of Trees

Read more about the benefits of trees here.