Lawns by Yorkshire Teams with Nets Basketball to Help Clean-Up Branch Brook Park in Newark In Recognition of Earth Day & Professional Landcare Network’s Day of Service

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Community effort in conjunction with the Land Conservancy of New Jersey and Partners in Parks

We believe that by helping others clean and GREEN their local environments, we will help educate others about environmental stewardship while promoting a sense of pride amongst community members.

In celebration of Earth Day and the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Day of Service, NETS legend Kerry Kittles will team up with employees from Lawns By Yorkshire, NETS Basketball, the Land Conservancy of New Jersey, and Partners in Parks to help clean-up Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ on Thursday, April 22 from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lawns By Yorkshire (http://www.lawnsbyyorkshire.com), a commercial landscape management firm that provides green and sustainable landscape and snow services throughout New Jersey and New York, is dedicated to philanthropic and voluntary work by helping communities GREEN their local environments. Lawns By Yorkshire’s CEO, Steven Jomides, said, "We believe that by helping others clean and GREEN their local environments, we will help educate others about environmental stewardship while promoting a sense of pride amongst community members.” Everyone involved will help remove non-living Japanese knotweed, fallen limbs, brush, and other materials, and help prepare the area for eradicating potential future knotweed. The project will beautify and make the park easier to navigate.

The annual PLANET Day of Service is a grassroots event that allows lawn and landscape professionals to organize volunteer projects to beautify the grounds of schools, parks, playgrounds, senior centers, shelters, and anywhere that people enjoy green spaces. “The concept behind the PLANET Day of Service is to allow members to organize projects that have the greatest impact in their own community and that at the same time are part of a nationwide movement to educate the public about the importance of caring for our green spaces,” said PLANET President Bill Hildebolt, Ph.D., Landscape Industry Certified Manager & Technician.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is a member supported non-profit land trust whose mission is to preserve land and water resources, conserve open space, and inspire and empower individuals and communities to protect our natural land and environment. The Land Conservancy of New Jersey has worked with more than 56 municipalities in 11 counties, preserving over 15,000 acres of parkland, farmland, and open space. The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Partners for Parks program provides community service opportunities for corporations and civic groups.

About Lawns By Yorkshire:
Founded in 1988, Lawns by Yorkshire, headquartered in Westwood New Jersey is an award winning landscape and snow removal leader dedicated to serving the needs of general contractors, developers, property and facility managers, owners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, athletic directors, and municipal authorities in multiple industry segments by providing a seamless service portfolio of economical, sustainable and comprehensive landscape solutions. As a recognized industry leader, Lawns by Yorkshire provides state-of-the art equipment and a credentialed team of landscape professionals who focus on best management practices, customer experience and return on investment. The company provides a portfolio of professional services including landscape maintenance, landscape installation, water management, irrigation, tree-care and snow services to the multi-family, retail, corporate, industrial, school and corporate campuses, hotel and hospitality, senior living and commercial markets in New Jersey and New York. With its roots sown deeply into the community, Lawns by Yorkshire has a corporate stewardship and scholarship program that donates a portion of its earnings back to helping the communities it serves. Visit http://www.lawnsbyyorkshire.com for more information.

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