SOURCE: Boise Inc.

Boise Inc.

April 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Boise Inc. Announces Next Urban Park Development Site Through Project UP™

Boise® Inc. Restores Distressed Urban Spaces Through Boise® ASPEN® Recycled Papers and Project UP™

BENSENVILLE, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2012) - Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) announced today that the company has chosen the location of the next urban park developed by Project UP™ in Baltimore, Maryland. Funded through sales of Boise® ASPEN® Recycled Papers, Project UP works to transform distressed urban spaces into vibrant community parks in partnership with Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees).

"Boise is excited to be contributing to the beautification of such a historic area of Baltimore," said Terry Stepney, Boise brand manager. The future park site is a one-acre corner lot that has been cleared of 12 abandoned row homes. "This unique and highly visible area represents an opportunity to bring a public green space to what is currently a reminder of less prosperous times for the community," Terry said.

Project UP and ACTrees will coordinate the park development with local non-profits, Parks & People Foundation, as well as Humanim Inc. "So many partners in Baltimore understand the urgent need for green space to help enhance the city's infrastructure, watershed, and community health. We're thrilled to work with local organizations to create a valuable new resource for this neighborhood," said Carrie Gallagher, ACTrees executive director.

This project will be the second for Project UP. Founded in 2011, Project UP completed its first park in Indianapolis, Indiana with more than 100 trees and plants, a walkway and public benches. Over 70 volunteers gathered for a community planting day on September 24, 2011 and Mayor Gregory Ballard of Indianapolis declared the day 'Project UP Day'. In addition, Project UP sponsored National NeighborWoods™ Month, a program led by ACTrees that celebrates greener communities nationwide with hundreds of tree planting projects throughout the month of October. Project UP will continue to be a sponsor of National NeighborWoods Month for 2012.

About Boise Inc.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) manufactures a wide variety of paper and packaging products. Boise's paper products include imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging, such as label and release and flexible packaging papers. Boise's range of packaging products includes linerboard and corrugating medium, corrugated containers and sheets, and protective packaging products. Our employees are committed to delivering excellent value while managing our businesses to sustain environmental resources for future generations. Visit our website at

About Alliance for Community Trees
National NeighborWoods™ Month is a program of Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), the national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. With over 200 member organizations in 44 states and Canada, ACTrees engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where 80% of people live -- in urban areas. ACTrees member organizations have planted over 15 million trees nationwide with help from over 5 million volunteers. To learn more, visit

About Parks & People Foundation
Parks & People Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy, natural environment for Baltimore.

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