New Milford, CT. February 13, 2012—YardApes founder Shayne Newman, along with his firm’s team of volunteers, will revitalize the green-spaces of one area non-profit organization and one area homeowner, Friday April 20th 2012.

The Day of Service Contest is a need-based initiative.  Contest winners, determined and vetted by Mr. Newman and his staff, must demonstrate a need for a green-space renewal and revitalization.

Last year’s projects included a landscape renewal for Harrybrooke Park, 64 Lanesville Road, New Milford, The Pratt Nature Center, 163 Paper Mill Road, New Milford, as well as for a for New Milford resident.

“I thought it might be nice, given the economic climate to once again open this up to homeowners and nonprofits,” said Mr. Newman in a statement. “After last year’s efforts, we couldn’t have been more proud, or felt more fulfilled. We sincerely enjoyed a day working together with the common goal of making a difference in our community. Green-spaces were renewed, as was our belief in volunteerism and community outreach. And now we’re looking forward to doing it again.”

Both projects will be part of a nationwide “Day of Service” initiated by national Professional Landcare Network lawn and landscape association PLANET, with the goal of giving its 4,200 member companies an opportunity to plan, organize, and carry out projects to benefit their local communities.

A PLANET member and Landcare Network Public Relations Committee Chairperson, Mr. Newman is a recognized leader in community service contributions throughout the year.  The YardApes founder became a “Day of Service” charter participant with the central mission of “demonstrating goodwill and environmental stewardship in revitalizing the places where people live, work, and play.”

Contest submissions should be received by March 20th, 2012. The landscaping firm needs time to assess the nature of the projects, order materials and mobilize volunteers. Briefly describe the state of your green-space and send photos to: Kristen@YardApes.org or by mail: YardApes, Inc. 18 Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford, CT. 06776

We believe everyone everywhere benefits from a connection with nature.