Saturday, May 26, 2007

one week till streetscape 2007

A week from today, on Saturday June 2nd will be Streetscape 2007, a chance for all you guerrila gardners and lovers of Youngstown to get out there, get some exercise, and make the downtown a better place.

The 10th annual installment of the event will occur from 8am to noon, and all volunteers will be meeting at the terra cotta Strouss' Building, er Kaufmann's, er Phar-Mor Building, er 20 Federal Place.

By signing up here, you can join the hundreds of your fellow citizens who have already committed their time. But every individual hand can pitch in and make a difference.

priority areas for 2007 include:

  • Flower beds and pots along W. Federal Street and W. Federal Street center median.
  • The oval historic monument in the middle of Market Street/Wick Avenue.
  • "The Garden Bunker" on the corner of Boardman and Champion Street.
  • The stairway that connects Wood Street to Commerce.
  • The John Young Memorials at Oak Hill and Spring Common.
  • "Gateways" into downtown.
  • Fall bulb planting.
  • Smoky Hollow Memorial maintenance and expansion.
  • Hillside between Wood & Commerce Streets maintenance (below Choffin)
  • Enhancement of landscape on Walnut Street, Wood Street, and City Hall.

maybe you will make some new friends. maybe you will meet local bloggers and celebrities.

maybe you will make a difference.

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