Thank you for coming to my Rock to Rock page. If you know me, you know how much I love this event and what it supports. Your support means a lot to me!
For once, I got to ride Rock to Rock with fellow organizers (some in the photo above).. not on event day, but on April 8 we rode the 20-mile route AND 5-mile route. It ROCKED! (We have lots to do while riders cruise from Rock to Rock, so I hadn't ever ridden the whole ride before.)
All donations are 100% tax deductible and go toward URI's Greenspace and GreenSkills programs.
Why do I choose to support URI? URI transforms communities and people through urban greening... Huh? How?
URI makes New Haven greener through the planting/creation and maintenance of:
green spaces (parks, vacant lot gardens, streetscapes);
bioswales (curbstrip gardens designed to capture and divert stormwater before it causes floods and massive pollution in our waterways); and
street trees (providing beauty, shade, and clean air).
And it does so much more for people and communities... URI's Community Greenspace program brings neighbors together empowering 50 grassroots volunteer groups to do urban greening, which makes communities healthier and happier. Through GreenSkills, URI provides paid green jobs skills training to teens and to formerly incarcerated individuals. The GreenSkills crews plant trees requested by New Haven residents and build bioswales for the City.