Downtown Alliance Presents Mulch Mania 2010

Downtown Alliance Presents Mulch Mania 2010

Getting rid of that rapidly shedding holiday tree is an annual post-holiday headache. The Downtown Alliance has a solution: Mulch Mania 2010.

The second annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the south end of Bowling Green Park. Lower Manhattan residents can turn holiday trees into environmentally friendly mulch, which they can take home to use in flower pots and gardens. Complimentary beverages will be served. And to make it even easier, free Downtown Connection shuttle buses will make special Mulch Mania stops to transport people and their trees to the event.

“We’re committed to our Green Around Downtown program, and delighted to offer an environmentally friendly way for Downtown residents to recycle their holiday trees and wreaths,” said Downtown Alliance President Elizabeth H. Berger. “And, with our special Mulch Mania Downtown Connection route, getting to Bowling Green Park couldn’t be easier.”

Mulch Mania is held in conjunction with the New York City MulchFest holiday tree removal program, and any leftover mulch will nourish plantings in parks across the city. Special thanks to Glenwood Management, the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for their support.