Lincoln Heights puts Greening Grants to use

Volunteer neighborhood planting event happens Saturday

Pradeep Hatcher, 509.625.6749

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:52 a.m.

The Lincoln Heights neighborhood is 7
“greening up.” The neighborhood is using Greening Neighborhoods Grants to plant 25 trees on 35th Avenue between Freya and Ray Street. On Saturday, volunteers will be moving and spreading mulch around the base of the trees.

Volunteers are asked to bring a garden rake and pitchfork, if possible. The neighborhood will also be planting a variety of bulbs. Volunteers can donate additional bulbs.

  • What: Lincoln Heights “Greening Neighborhoods” planting event
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 8 (10 a.m.)
  • Where: 35th Avenue & Freya (meeting place)

Lincoln Heights was one of 11 Spokane neighborhoods that applied for Greening Neighborhoods Grants over the summer to plant trees, shrubs, grasses, and other native perennials.

The Greening Neighborhoods Grant Program is set up through the City's Neighborhood Services Department. The program offers neighborhoods resources and opportunities to “green” and beautify their areas. Greening grants are also part of the Forest Spokane Initiative, an effort to plant 10,000 new trees by 2016.