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Join Ward-Pugh for Lexington Road Planting April 30

Friday April 22, 2011

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

With spring in full swing, the 9th District is ready to begin a new year by continuing the restoration work on Lexington Road between Top Hill and Cross Hill Roads. This work is vital to ensure the area remains naturally beautiful and sustainable as an enhancement to the environment, and fits in with the overall Green Triangle vision for sustainability in the District.

“When we kicked off the Green Triangle Initiative last year, our goal was to make sure that plantings, clean-ups, and other activities like this were not onetime efforts, but part of the larger picture” says Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9). “We did a great deal of work cleaning up that portion of Lexington Road. Now, we want to go back and see how well our work has held up over the winter.”

On Saturday, April 30th, the Councilwoman and volunteers will be on hand to check along the hillside and plant, mulch, and water from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Motorists should be advised one lane of traffic will be blocked off on Lexington Road so volunteers will be able to plant, mulch, and water safely.

“I have been very pleased with the community response for these projects and other activities of the Green Triangle,” says Ward-Pugh. “The key here is to stay committed to the sustainability goals we have adopted for ourselves.”

Gloves, tools and water will be provided during the event. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of activities including, digging holes, planting, spreading mulch and general cleanup.

Almost one year ago, Ward-Pugh announced the Green Triangle Initiative which focuses on sustainability in the 9th District. The Initiative has led to cleanups, rain gardens, and expanded recycling programs for businesses and residents.

“It is an ongoing process and projects like Lexington Road show how easy and doable maintaining the environment are when you have goals laid out that everyone and every neighborhood can embrace,” says Ward-Pugh.

If you have questions about volunteering, contact at 574-1109 or email .

Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9