Neighborhood | Community,
Outdoors | Recreation
Residents close to Broadway Street near the Port of Houston will benefit from the landscaping of this high traffic thoroughfare. On February 9, 2013, two hundred volunteers will descend upon nine esplanades to plant four hundred trees and flowering shrubs. This beautification initiative is spearheaded by the Greater East End Management District in collaboration with Trees for Houston, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and Keep Houston Beautiful.
The volunteer effort required to plant 400 trees and shrubs is valued at approximately $20,000. Barry Ward, Executive Director of Trees for Houston, states that the savings in labor to plant these trees has a synergistic effect that is “highly impactful”. Money saved by using volunteers to plant at this event will fund the next beautification project in the city. Volunteers should pre-register with Oneika Shelby, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, firstname.lastname@example.org.