KNPLCB Newsletter


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Beautification Projects

· Adopt a Spot— Community members volunteer to adopt a designated spot within the community. They are encouraged to cleanup, weed, plant and take care of spots throughout the growing season. Local businesses and the city of North Platte donates flowers, mulch and supplies to this project every year.

· Burlington Boulevard Project— This is a $15,000 planting project located on Burlington Boulevard, made possible by Greener Nebraska Towns grant dollars. The 2,500 foot long cement median now contains over 1,000 trees, bushes and native plants.

· Yuletide Yards— Hosted by Mix 97.One, the North Platte Post and KNPCLB, this holiday event gathers nominations from the community from Nov/Dec for well decorated homes during the holidays. Winners in 4 city wards are announced in mid December with an award celebration following. Winners receive $50 donations to their favorite charity.

· Cody Park Rain Garden— This rain garden was planted to help filter run-off pollution from the roadways in the city park. The native plants and labor were provided by Greener Nebraska Towns and the City of North Platte.

· City Hall Planting— Native plants and grasses planted along 4th street and Vine Street is used as a demonstration project to highlight drought tolerant plants. This $15,000 project was made possible by Greener Nebraska Towns  and the City of North Platte.

· GROW Community Garden— This is a local community garden offered through a wide partnership in the community including KNPLCB, Lincoln Elementary, Berean Church, UNL Extension and Kids Klub. School students and Kids Klub use the garden as an outdoor classroom. Community members can rent plots to grow produce and flowers. The garden was made possible by a $12,000 grant through Troy-Bilt Taking Root and local donations. CLICK HERE for application & CLICK HERE for the Community Garden Guidelines.

· Keith Blackledge Park— Future green space located on the corner of 6th and Jeffers. This will replace a dirt lot where the homeless shelter once stood.