Beautification Grant Signing is August 3

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce announces a grant agreement signing on Thursday, August 3 at 12:00 p.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center (Sidney Lanier Room), 830 Green Street in Gainesville.

The Georgia Forestry Commission grant will be used to develop a local model urban and community forest management plan, with a concentration on Green Street Historic District, Main Street Square and Candler Park (also known as Glenwood Park) in Gainesville. Through this project, the grant partners will provide city and county officials with information needed to extrapolate tree health data and prepare tree care budgets.

The project is a primarily a joint venture with Keep Hall Beautiful and the Greater Hall Chamber Beautification/Tree Committee. Other organizations participating are the Hall County Cooperative Extension Service, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Power, Jackson EMC, Gainesville City Council and Hall County Commission. The project will work with local volunteers including Master Gardeners, environmental groups, garden clubs and other local citizens interested in assisting Gainesville State College and University of Georgia students and faculty who will be conducting the tree inventory and assessment.

For more information, contact Richard Foote, Natural Resources Coordinator with Hall County Resource Recovery, 770-535-8284.