Volunteers Needed For Hwy 55 Lilac Planting Party Oct 2

Golden Valley’s Envision Connection Project Bridge Builders will host the community’s third annual Lilac Planting Party Saturday, Oct 2, 8:30 am to 1 pm. The City is looking for anyone 16 or older who wants to help with the grassroots beautification project.

Volunteers can register starting at 8:30 am in the parking lot of 9010 Olson Memorial Hwy in Golden Valley. The planting will take place from 9 am to 1 pm on the north side of Hwy 55 between Boone Ave and Hwy 169. The event will conclude with a celebration lunch from 1 to 2 pm back at the registration location

Volunteers will need to bring gloves and a shovel. They can sign up the day of the event or in advance with Sandy Werts at 763-512-2314 or swerts@goldenvalleymn.gov.

Last October, volunteers gathered to plant lilacs and other shrubs along Hwy 55 between Winnetka Ave and Glenwood Ave.

The Lilac Planting Party is the brainchild of Golden Valley resident Dwight Townes, a member of Golden Valley’s Envision Connection Project Bridge Builders. Bridge Builders is a community organization that gives individuals and groups a way to connect with others who share similar interests and then mobilize them to engage in beneficiary projects. Townes initiated a partnership between Golden Valley and the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Community Roadside Landscaping Partnership Program to bring the project to fruition.

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