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District K continues (K)lean It Up initiative on Saturday, recruits volunteers

Published on December 15, 2014 under Uncategorized
District K continues (K)lean It Up initiative on Saturday, recruits volunteers

The Houston Chronicle posted this great write-up on our recent beautification events:

Houston City Council Member Larry Green and the District K office will continue the “(K)lean It Up, Green It Up” initiative this Saturday with community tree pruning and plantings.

Following a month of community beautification initiatives, this weekend’s events will build upon the work of creating a cleaner, more beautiful District K for its residents.

“We’re excited about what we’ve been able to do with ‘(K)lean It Up, Green It Up’ so far,” said Council Member Green. “The response we’ve received from the community has been overwhelming, and we’re looking forward to continuing our work this Saturday. I encourage all District K residents to come out this weekend to help make their community a better, more beautiful place to live.”

“(K)lean It Up, Green It Up” is an initiative focused on beautifying District K through tree plantings, the development of community gardens, an increased focus on recycling and opening community farmer’s markets, amongst other green initiatives.

The campaign’s next events will feature the Court Road Tree Planting Event, as well as the West Orem Corridor Tree Pruning Event. Both events will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. The Court Road Planting Event will take place at the New Hope Baptist Church, with the Pruning Event taking place at the West Orem Family YMCA.

Both events are being facilitated with the help of “(K)lean It Up, Green It Up’s” various partners. The Court Road Tree Planting Event is in partnership with Trees For Houston, and will feature the council member and representatives from TFH helping to plant new 15-gallon live oak tress along the esplanades of Court Road.

The West Orem Corridor Tree Pruning Event is in coordination with the Corinthian Pointe Homeowners’ Association, the West Orem Family YMCA, and The Kingdom Builders‘ Center in an effort to prune the existing crape myrtle trees along the West Orem Drive esplanades.

“We couldn’t accomplish any of this without the support of our partnering organizations,” explained Green. “Their support of our mission is what will continue to make this campaign successful, and I am excited to have such a strong coalition standing behind this effort. We hope to see everyone out in the community on Saturday!”

For more information, visit www.KleanItUpGreenItUp.Org. The campaign can also be followed on Facebook and by utilizing the #KleanItUpGreenItUp hashtag on social media outlets and posts. Email Ashley@elitechange.comfor any further questions or if your organization would like to participate in the upcoming events.