N E W S R E L E A S E
Oct. 16, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dawn Oleksy, Environmental Coordinator
James City County announces winners of Fall 2012 Good Neighbor Environment Matching Grant awards
The James City Clean County Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2012 Good Neighbor Environment Matching Grant program. The $500 grants are awarded to neighborhoods or community groups to accomplish an environmentally sustainable landscape beautification project.
- The Indigo Park Recreation Association will replace overgrown holly bushes and assorted non-native invasive plants at the neighborhood pool entrance with native bayberries, which are low water and low maintenance plants.
- The Brandon Woods Garden Club will plant drought-resistant native shrubs to reduce soil erosion and stormwater runoff on steep embankment areas along the parkway. Volunteers will learn about the use and benefits of native plants and shrubs and rain gardens from neighbors involved in the Master Gardeners program.
- The Lake Powell Forest neighborhood will plant native trees and various groundcover and wildflowers to contribute to the overall beauty and water quality of James City County and the Chesapeake Bay. The neighborhood will also use mulch and surface grading to help control stormwater runoff into Lake Powell and the Mill Creek watershed.
- The Greensprings Community Association will plant trees in the common area to improve the overall appearance, make it more desirable as a picnic site, help control soil erosion and reduce moisture evaporation of low-lying plants by providing shade.
For more information, call 757-259-5375.