Alicia Bemiss-Powell, Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement, No Phone Number Available
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Noon
Ideas have been crafted, plans have been submitted, and now local neighborhoods are closer to making their Greening Neighborhoods projects a reality.
The submission period ended in August for Greening Neighborhoods Grants. Seven neighborhoods applied for 12 grants to plant trees, shrubs, grasses, and other native perennials in their areas.
Now, the neighborhoods that receive approval for the grants will be asked to finalize their plans for volunteer events to get the greenery planted.
From mid-September to May of next year, neighborhoods can start getting their projects in the ground.
All approved greening projects will also be entered into the Greening Neighborhoods Contest and Award for up to an additional $5,000 for a second project.
Each project will be evaluated under three criteria:
Greening Neighborhoods Grants are part of the Forest Spokane Initiative, an effort to plant 10,000 new trees over the next two years.