A big thanks to Roy Appleton, who writes the Oak Cliff blog for the Dallas Morning News, and Rachel Stone, who covers All Things Oak Cliff for the Advocate, for their coverage of the project. Here are links to their articles: Dallas Morning News' Oak Cliff Blog
The goal of the JMBP is to create a rich urban forest of trees, native plants, grasses, shrubs, a walking trail and bird habitat along the length of the Jefferson Blvd. median, one of the widest and most barren medians in Dallas. This will inspire pride, value and a deep sense of community in our little corner of Oak Cliff.
Thanks to these donors who make this project possible:
Amber Garland Art Garcia Beth Hoffman Catherine Dodge Cheryl Hunnicutt District 1 City Councilwoman Delia Jasso Freese and Nichols, Inc Jason Wright Jerry Beech Jim Shade John Rogers John Stolly Karen Woodard Kevin Althans Lisa Kelley Matthew Nichols Michael Shipp Mike Wicker Patrick Boyd Preservation Tree Services Robert Bellamy Design Sarah Miller Steve Hauser Stephanie Hindall Van Johnson
Van Johnson - founder, president Patrick Boyd - landscape designer Jason Wright - treasurer, fundraiser Matt Nichols - volunteer Stephanie Hindall - social media
The mission of the Jefferson Median Beautification Project is to instill civic pride by bringing together neighbors and local businesses to transform one of the largest medians in Dallas into an urban forest that is both welcoming and inspiring. This community led effort will produce results that will improve out environment, attract people to this area of town and highlight the surrounding neighborhoods as vibrant, clean and attractive places to live and do business.