by Georgia Fox Hatfield
Twenty-nine trees will be planted at Jesse-Pilfer Park in Valparaiso Saturday, April 22nd at 9:30 am. This is part of a community grant that has also improved side walk maintenance, landscaping with wildflowers being added, park signage, basketball court repairs and more! That’s over $65,000 in improvements over the last six years. Volunteers are welcome to join them, Jesse Pifer Park is a 2.3 acre parcel located at 400 Elmhurst Ave., Valparaiso, Indiana.
Why is Earth Day so important? Quite simply, because trees help provide clean water, air, and also to protect healthy soil. Climate change is countered when trees absorb carbon. This is why lots of healthy trees are critical to every community. The absortion of carbon by trees also adds to the bio diversity and good health in those spaces with an abundance of trees.
The best way to help our communities is to plant more trees! Fortunately, for Valparaiso’s Jesse – Pifer Park, a Neighborhood Grant has been awarded. This is thanks to the efforts of Drew Wenger and Jen Grawcock. Their efforts have secured this grant that has and will continue to bring needed improvements to The Jesse – Pifer Park.
Drew Wenger is an active Valparaiso resident who passionately cares about his community. Drew is currently running for Valparaiso City Council, Third District. His goals are to better his community through direct civic engagement, transparency, and accountability. Drew Wenger is looking to create neighborhood reinvestment. The above grant shows he’s a man of action.
Community grants can help with infrastructure repairs for roads, sidewalks, safe school crossings, and disability accessibility. He also wants sustainable development for Valparaiso, and civic empowerment. Happy Arbor Day Friends, and Neighbors, Valparaiso can be in great hands with Drew Wenger on board! Visit Drew’s facebook page here. Or email him at email@example.com.
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