Rained Out Lilac Maintenance Project Rescheduled To June 2 And June 5

After the Golden Valley Lilac Project’s first annual Maintenance Morning was rained out May 26, organizers have set two new dates: June 2, 9 am to noon, and June 5, 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Meet at Golden Valley Pitch and Putt, 9010 Olson Memorial Highway. Events will be held rain or shine.

For four years, citizen volunteers have worked to beautify Hwy 55 in Golden Valley by planting lilacs and other vegetation. This year, volunteers can pitch in for to help with upkeep of planted areas between Boone Ave and Highway 169.

Tools are not provided, so bring work gloves, pointed shovels, garden forks, weed cutters, hand rakes, and hand pruners (mark all tools with your name). Wear long pants, hats, and bug spray. And don’t forget to bring your  friends and neighbors.

The goal of the Lilac Project is to continue until the expanse from Wirth Parkway to Hwy 169 is planted. The grass-roots community project is a collaboration between Bridge Builders, the City of Golden Valley, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Community Roadside Landscaping Partnership Program.

The fifth annual Lilac Planting Party will be Sept 22 from 9 am to 1 pm. Consider gathering a group from your neighborhood, church, business, or club to form a planting team, and see the fruits of your labor beautifying the community for years to come.

For more information, contact Sandy Werts at 763-512-2341 or swerts@goldenvalleymn.gov. No need to register–just show up!

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