Keep Covington Beautiful Hosts UCF Grant Informational Meeting March 4th

keep covington beautiful planterKeep Covington Beautiful will host an informational meeting on March 4, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson. The meeting will be held in Conference Room II. The entrance is on the W. 23rd side of the building.

The purpose of the meeting is to explain the Urban & Community Forestry Grant received from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry. The overall goal of KCB’s project is to create guidelines and a proto-type plan to be used as the basis for the City of Covington’s Community Forest Master Tree Planting Plan.

The project focuses on parts of the primarily residential neighborhoods known as the West 20’s and West 30’s. The approximate boundaries of the study area are between West 22nd Avenue & West 29th Avenue to N. Columbia, between N. Buchanan and N. Madison streets.

The project will establish criteria for evaluating potential locations for planting new trees.

Several streets in the area have been selected to study in detail: N. Monroe, N. Taylor, W. 24th Avenue & W. 28th Avenue. Data such as existing trees, signs, overhead and underground utilities, driveways and areas used for parking will be recorded along sections of these streets.

Volunteers are needed to assist with collecting this data. Those interested in helping can sign up at the meeting or by contacting KCB at 985-867-3652 or A volunteer “data collection” day will be scheduled in March. The public is invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the grant project.

Keep Covington Beautiful is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the beautification of the city of Covington. To learn more about KCB’s beautification, litter prevention and recycling activities, or to become a member or volunteer, contact: 985-867-3652 or email; visit & follow KCB on Facebook.