project leader
Gil B
3000 University St
(Memphis Frayser)
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Thank you!

the project

Inspired by Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods," New Hope is launching an Urban Forest, a safe and exciting 6-acre wooded area adjacent to our school campus, which will be used by students, families and the community. The trail crosses 2 low areas that needs a clear pathway in order to cross (especially during the wet seasons). Our project, led by the school's Urban Forest Team, will provide boardwalks and bridges on the trail.

the steps

Spring 2015 – Develop and design plans for boardwalks and bridges

Summer 2015 – Purchase materials and begin construction

Fall 2015 – Complete construction and install

why we're doing it

In an underserved urban area, children often do not get to experience forests and woods. This is due to both lack of forests (or atleast walkable forests) as well as a fear of the unknown due to a lack of a forest experience. We would like to provide a safe and exciting place for our students, families and community to experiece and explore nature.


Materials (Lumber) $700.00
Labor $300.00


SUBTOTAL = $1,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $30

RAISED = $1,137.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3% of non-match dollars) $17.53

Revised budget, 2/27/2015

Materials (Lumber) $784.47

Labor $300.00


Thank you!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Anne and Joseph Fisher
  • Frayser Neighbors
  • Innovation Church Members
  • Roland C.
  • NHCA Parents
  • Marron T.
  • Friend of New Hope
  • Jeanette M.
  • Vidale & Montricia Cothran
  • The Byrds
  • Yinka J.
  • Mary Leslie R.
  • Anonymous
  • New Hope Urban Forester
  • New Hope Urban Forester