Council Member Larry Green Announces the District K Klean It Up/Green It Up Wildflower Planting Event
Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, representing Council District K, is celebrating a Klean It Up/Green It Up wildflower planting event on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. This community event is comprised of 2 site locations.
The first site location will occur at Townwood Park (3403 Simsbrook Dr., 77045). The Houston Parks Dept., in partnership with the Houston Parks Board, is spearheading this is site location as part of the annual Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Planting Project. This location will consist of spreading wildflower seeds along the banks of Sims Bayou as part of the Bayou Greenway initiative. This is one of 6 Bayou Greenway site locations across the City this Saturday. The staging location for the Townwood Park event will occur at the parking lot near the basketball courts.
The second site location will occur along the vast esplanades of West Orem Dr. from Almeda Rd. to Hiram Clarke Rd. The Houston Parks Dept. is spearheading this initiative with the staging location starting at the Crossing Community Church parking lot (3225 West Orem @ Waterloo Dr.).
“I’m thrilled the District K council office was able to partner with the Houston Parks Dept. and the Houston Parks Board relative to this wildflower planting event. It is collaborative events like this that will make a better Houston and a more beautiful District K,” states Council Member Green. “Last year, we planted over 2,000 trees throughout the District. This year we are planting more trees and adding wildflowers to our Klean It Up/Green It Up campaign.”
Enhancing the quality of life for District K residents is a top priority for Council Member Green. One way to accomplish this is by partnering with other agencies that share the same aesthetic goal.
The Klean It Up/Green It Up campaign is an initiative focused on beautifying District K through tree plantings, community clean-ups, mini-murals, an increased focus on recycling, and elimination of blighted structures amongst other green initiatives. The campaign will utilize special events, community partnerships, and a robust social media program to help educate residents on how to make District K a healthier, greener, and more environmentally friendly place to live and raise a family.
Saturday’s Klean It Up/Green It Up wildflower planting event is appropriate for all ages. Volunteers are still needed and are welcome to join this fun-filled community event. For more info and to sign-up to volunteer, please contact Oneika Shelby at 832-395-7280.
We invite you and the Houston community to join Council Member Green for this green event.