I went to the Green LaVergne meeting today at WillStan’s Grille and was excited to meet several of our regular readers/commenters on this blog. I heard that many readers go to the “latest comments” section first, so I’m bumping it up so it’s the first right hand column on this site. Also, we’ll be adding a couple of new site authors as a result! Woo-hoo!
Meanwhile, Jennie sent this update from the Yahoo group. The goals definitely seem reachable.
Here’s a summary of our inaugural meeting. First, we plan on contacting the city to determine if any community clean-ups are planned. We also want to find out about the progress of the greenway project since clean-up of those proposed sites might appeal to many residents. Apparently, the land between the Stones River Rd roundabout and Hurricane Creek boat ramp has been targeted for greenway development. This area would be a great place for an initial clean-up.
For future clean-ups, we intend to ask about supplies for garbage collection and support in hauling trash bags away from clean-up sites from the Parks and Recreation Department.
Ideas for recruitment and promotion include: blog posts, a City of La Vergne website announcement, a LaVergne Channel 3 spot, TV &/or newspaper feature, sign-ups at National Night Out and Old Timer’s Day, announcements for church and civic groups (e.g., BSA, Girl Scout groups, Rotary Club, Lions), flyers at local places (e.g., Senior Citizens’ center, library, community center, school registrations, businesses), and banners or signage in front of city hall.
Additional goals we hope to achieve include: recognition of beautiful, well-landscaped residential yards, contacting Recycle Rutherford for help coordinating recyclable collection bins (behind new Kroger), Farmer’s Market featuring locally grown produce on Murfreesboro Rd near Fergus Rd intersection, progress report on LFE park, LHS Horticulture group’s unsold plants as donations to local businesses for curbside planting, and Stones River Rd roundabout greenery planting.
If you’re interested in being a part of the Green LaVergne group,
We are seeking like-minded individuals and groups to help with recruitment, organization, advertisement, and garbage collection. Please join our yahoo group to get involved and help us build support for “greening up” La Vergne.
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