Urban Tree Alliance to Donate Numerous Trees to our Playground; Outdoor Musical Instruments to be In

Over the winter months, we have been busy writing grants and talking with contractors, as we continue to brainstorm how best to address the water and drainage problems on our playground. In addition, we have been working with the Urban Tree Alliance, who has generously offered to donate a number of trees to our playground and has created an overarching playground design to help us tie all the different pieces together. Be sure to stop by our table at the upcoming School Dance to learn more and to see the "master plan".

In addition, we continue to fundraise and are very pleased to report that we currently have $21,333.72 in our playground fund. For the months of March and April, we are partnering with the Old Fashioned restaurant, who will be graciously donating proceeds from special brunch beverages for both adults and kids. And, we have a number of other grant opportunities and possible community partners that we continue to pursue. If you know of a possible grant opportunity or funding partner, we would love to hear from you.

This spring, we will work with the Urban Tree Alliance on planting a first round of trees. We also plan to install the outdoor musical instruments at our Spring Beautification Day, on Sat., April 25.

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For a detailed summary of the current funding sources and status of where things stand, please see the charts below. And, if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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