For Immediate Release: 10/25/2018 1:09 pm
The City of Worcester, the Worcester Tree Initiative and the Main South Community Development Corporation will host a tree planting ceremony to honor Peggy Middaugh on Friday, October 26 at Oread Castle Park (20 Alden Street) at 2 p.m.
Middaugh, a leader in local environmental issues and sustainability, will be recognized for her service as Executive Director of both the Worcester Tree Initiative and the Regional Environmental Council. She served as one of the first co-directors of the Worcester Tree Initiative when it was formed in 2009 by Congressman James P. McGovern and former Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray as a first response to the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation.
Through the Worcester Tree Initiative, Middaugh helped oversee a plan that reached its goal of planting 30,000 trees in Worcester and affected surrounding towns in five years from 2009 through 2014. A long time steward of Oread Castle Park in the Main South neighborhood, she was also involved in the park’s recent massive renovation effort.
Expected speakers at the event include Congressman McGovern, City Councilor-at-Large Morris A. Bergman, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Timothy P. Murray.