"A Tree-Lined Bright Street"

$4,625 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 51 people in 37 months
The landscape of Jersey City has drastically improved over the years, and we are adding to the momentum.

We are a small group of residents proposing the planting of 9 trees at 269 Varick Street (NW corner of Varick and Bright). It has been 8 years too long that the frontage of this building has been bare. An unresolved dispute between the owner and the city has lead us to take the lead and fund the project ourselves.

Please join us in an effort to make Our City beautiful!!

Your donation contributes to the purchase of Trees, Tree Guards, and 2 seasons of Flowers. Excess funds will be used to fund our next effort...JC Street Trees, an initiative to plant another 100+ trees on 14 blocks!
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Dear Donor,

Thank you for supporting the civic crowdfunding project “A Tree-Lined Bright Street”! We have included this project in a University of Michigan research study of how civic crowdfunding can improve urban neighborhoods— specifically in Michigan, Memphis, and the New York City Region. We recently spoke with Nick Milak, and learned some very insightful details about the project.

As a contributor to this project, we invite you to participate in a voluntary, 20-question online survey. Learning more about your involvement with the project, connection to the project neighborhood, and your background will be an essential complement to our conversation with Nick, and will greatly contribute to the success of our study. The survey can be accessed at the following URL:

https://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_86YFS6OJJNYMUzH

We hope you will be able to help us examine what we think is an innovative approach to community development. If you are able to participate, please complete the survey within one week of receiving this email.

Please contact research leader Rob Goodspeed at rgoodspe@umich.edu, or 734-615-7254, if you need more information about the study. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Sincerely,

Robert Goodspeed, PhD
Dana Wall, Master of Urban Planning ‘16

Civic Crowdfunding and Community Development Research Project
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan

Robert Goodspeed
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Michigan
2223C Art and Architecture Building
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
rgoodspe@umich.edu
Office +1 734-615-7254
Cell +1 734-545-6422
Winter 2016 Office Hours, Friday 2-4 PM (sign up)
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Hey all,

The 9 trees at 269 Varick and 6 more on Jersey Ave are being planted next Saturday, October 3rd! A few of you offered to volunteer, so let me know if you'd like to get involved from 9am-12pm. Please RSVP if you are interested.

Thanks!

Nick
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Hey all,

The 9 trees at 269 Varick and 6 more on Jersey Ave are being planted next Saturday, October 3rd! A few of you offered to volunteer, so let me know if you'd like to get involved from 9am-12pm. Please RSVP if you are interested. We're looking for 25 sets of hands and have 12 so far.

Thanks!

Nick
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Thanks Gerry! Our mission is certainly aligned with the Environmental Commision, and we look forward to working with you as the effort continues.
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Raised by 51 people in 37 months
Created August 24, 2015
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LV
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Lior Vaturi
36 months ago

Go Nick!

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Anonymous
36 months ago
$25
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36 months ago
GN
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Gerald Nicholls
36 months ago

The JC Environmental Commission supports your efforts and hopes this becomes a model for city-wide implementation with ongoing maintenance support from the City.

BT
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Ben Torrei
36 months ago
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Hope this model gets replicated throughout the city

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Love this. Thanks to the team that created it. Please feel free to email me if you need help.

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