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Re: Jersey City's Big Dig aims to plant more than 30,000 bulbs this fall
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Riverview Neighborhood Association participated in 2011 and had beautiful daffodils in Riverview Park and tulips in Janet Moore Park this spring as a result. We will definitely be planting again in October. A Big Dig event is up on our Facebook page to help get the word out.

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The flowers looked great this year. I'd like to see some of them go into small places, medians, etc, where you can get a surprising bit of color to brighten a location that's drab or you'd never notice without the flowers.
Last year we planted in 81 locations throughout all wards, and in spaces that never had any color.

We are still looking for suggestions for this year. The location must have high visibility, be on public lands, and contain suitable soil for planting. If you have such a spot, please go to http://jcpcbigdigproject.wix.com/thebigdig#!contact , provide the information, and fill in your contact if you?d like to help plant that area. I will check out the location to see if it works, and get back to you either way.

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Ps. we are also planting most of our gateways into JC.

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The flowers looked great this year. I'd like to see some of them go into small places, medians, etc, where you can get a surprising bit of color to brighten a location that's drab or you'd never notice without the flowers.

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This is a Great initiative. But I really wish there was a similar program to plant shade trees. Streets like Communipaw Ave. have spans of blocks with no trees at all.

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Also, please visit our web-site at: www.jcparks.org to check out our mission and members. Join us for this wonderful community event (we are up to 50,000 bulbs).

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Jersey City's Big Dig aims to plant more than 30,000 bulbs this fall

September 19, 2012, 11:00 AM
By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Last year?s Big Dig in Jersey City a volunteer-led beautification effort to plant 18,000 tulip and daffodil bulbs at over 80 locations citywide led to a $10,000 prize from USA Weekend magazine.

And, of course, a city blooming with flowers last spring.

This year, organizers of the initiative, part of national Make a Difference Day, are setting what they call an ?ambitious? goal of planting more than 30,000 flower bulbs, and they need help.

Volunteers are needed to plant the bulbs on Saturday, Oct. 27, while organizers also seek cash and in-kind donations.

?We saw what an amazing impact the Big Dig had last year on ?Make A Difference Day? by uniting volunteers throughout the city and by building a partnership between nonprofit organizations and local government,? said Mayor Jerramiah Healy in a press release.

The Liberty Science Center will host a private luncheon for Big Dig volunteers immediately following the planting, from about 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Make a Difference Day, sponsored by USA Weekend, started in 1990 as a nationwide effort dedicated to helping others. It is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of October.

For more information, to make a donation, or to volunteer with the Big Dig, please call Laura Skolar (201) 259-1800 or Charlene Burke at (201) 344-2060 or Debbie DeVenezia at (917) 863-0720.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... ys_big_dig_aims_to_p.html

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