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Third Round: Lexington Road cleanup to finish the fight against invasive plants on November 21st

Tuesday November 10, 2009

For Immediare Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

With the help of volunteers, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) and the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy will complete the third phase of the cleanup along Lexington Road in the fight to remove invasive plants.

“We have about two thirds of the work completed,” says Ward-Pugh. “This cleanup should finish our work for the winter toward restoring this stretch of road to its natural beauty.”

Volunteers will meet at the corner of Top Hill and Lexington Roads beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, November 21st.

After the plants are cut and removed, the staff of the Conservancy will spray the stumps with herbicides. This cleanup is an effort to beat the weather before colder temperatures set in.

“We plan to begin planting native species plants that should help hold the soil better next spring,” says Ward-Pugh. “This phase is just as important as our other cleanup and invasive removal. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time and effort to help us do this the right way, especially Mary Jo Dike for rounding up neighbors and working every time.”

For more information about this phase of the Lexington Road cleanup, contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh’s office at 574-1109.

Sponsor:
Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 21