by: Admin in Thought Leadership No Comments  

Recently, you might have seen some major changes occurring near the Andrew Jackson statue in front of The Jacksonville Landing. On a hot June 1, more than 30 volunteers came Downtown to weed, dig and plant new flowers in the median islands and the roundabout along Water and Laura streets.

While the project is not yet completed, this group of individuals from the Late Bloomers Garden Club, Greenscape of Jacksonville and the City of Jacksonville Parks Department worked hard to make Downtown more attractive. We need to grow more volunteer efforts like this in our Downtown. Next time you see trash laying on the sidewalks, take a moment to pick it up and toss it in a trashcan. Volunteer for a block clean up. Place a container of flowers outside of your building and leave a few lights on in your storefronts at night. Together, it’s a thousand little things like these that help create the type of neighborhood we want to spend time in.

I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Neely Towe, Peggy Bryan, Barbara Ketchum, Anna Dooley, Kelly Boree and lots of other volunteers for giving Downtown some love! If you’d like to give Downtown some love, give us a call – we’re developing a list of projects and could use your help: 904-634-0303, ext. 221.

-A message from the Executive Director, Terry Lorince

 

 

Read the fullDowntown Jacksonville Update to learn about what’s happening Downtown in the realm of news, initiatives, developments and more. And if you haven’t already signed up for this monthly e-newsletter, sign-up to have all future Updates sent directly to your email inbox.

-A message from the Executive Director, Terry Lorince

 

Read the fullDowntown Jacksonville Update to learn about what’s happening Downtown in the realm of news, initiatives, developments and more. And if you haven’t already signed up for this monthly e-newsletter, sign-up to have all future Updates sent directly to your email inbox.

– See more at: http://downtownjacksonville.org/blog/2013/05/16/dvis-may-downtown-jacksonville-update-released/#sthash.Sd5Zz5d4.dpuf



Leave a Reply

 

Your email address will not be published