Alicia Bemiss-Powell

Neighborhoods are about to go green again

Alicia Bemiss-Powell, Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement, No Phone Number Available

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:21 a.m.

Neighborhoods are about to go green again

Many of Spokane's neighborhoods are applying for more Greening Neighborhoods Grants for trees and perennial vegetation to beautify where they live.

So far, about 12 neighborhoods have begun working with the City to get the 2015 grants. The deadline to submit applications has also been extended from June 30th to July 31st.

Contact your neighborhood council if you want to get involved in bringing a Greening Neighborhoods project to your area. A neighborhood can receive a maximum of three grants of up to $5,000 each. Projects must include a design that involves planting trees, shrubs, grasses and other native perennials through a neighborhood volunteering event.

This spring, neighborhoods who won grants last year continued their volunteer projects. Take a look at the 2014 Neighborhood Greening Grant Projects here.

We have had some hot weather in recent weeks, so don't forget about the importance of watering the Greening Grant trees that may be in your neighborhood. The City's Urban Forestry department recommends:

  • 5 gallons per tree 3x/wk in temps above 90 degrees
  • 5 gallons per tree 2x/wk in temps below 90 degrees

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