Pradeep Hatcher

Greening Grants put more trees in Spokane’s neighborhoods

Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10:08 a.m.

Greening Grants put more trees in Spokane’s neighborhoods

This year's Greening Grant projects are well underway as volunteers plant trees, perennials, and other vegetation to beautify and green-up their neighborhoods.

Earlier this month, around a dozen local Eagle Scouts helped organize a planting event at Cuba Street and 32nd Avenue. One of those Eagle Scouts, in fact, went through the whole Greening Grant process himself from start to finish and coordinated with the neighborhood.

Other neighborhoods have held or are planning events this fall, too, including Balboa, Five Mile, North Hill, Bemiss, Nevada-Lidgerwood, West Central and Lincoln Heights. Lincoln Heights' event is set for Saturday, Oct. 24. Seventeen new trees will be planted beforehand so volunteers will be applying mulch and planting donated bulbs. Some neighborhoods are also scheduling plantings for the spring.

Lots of new trees and plants are being planted in our community, thanks to the ongoing Greening Neighborhoods grants. If you'd like to get involved and help bring a Greening Grant project to your neighborhood, contact your neighborhood council.

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