From Independence Mayor Michael Ragusa:
The America In Bloom/ CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up Phase I Project in Independence is complete! We are so pleased with the outcome of our “first ever” green space initiative and have CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up to thank for funding our project. Without them our downtown corridor would still be void of sustainable plant life. Drive down Highway 51 in downtown Independence and you’ll find an array of beautiful plant beds that now line the railroad tracks and have created not only pleasing esthetics, but also sustainable plant life in our small town. In all, our small town planted more than 150 plants with assistance from town employees and a host of volunteers.
Mayor Michael A. Ragusa and the Town of Independence will host a celebratory event with a walking tour at the Town Hall on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9:00am to acknowledge our project organizers, community volunteers, staff, and most importantly CN EcoConnexions and America In Bloom, who have supported our project from its inception both financially and educationally.
Mayor Ragusa stated, “without their assistance, our town would have simply received “just another grant” but because of their continued guidance, assistance, and mentorship we have developed a community project that encourages a sense of community pride and cohesiveness. The Town of Independence is a quaint town with lots to offer, our new plant beds have added a nice touch to the downtown corridor. We appreciate CN EcoConnexions and American In Bloom for providing us with this grant opportunity.”
All of our public officials, neighboring communities, residents, and friends are welcomed to attend.
For more details on the grant program, please check www.AmericaInBloom.org/CN.