Sturtevant Beautification Committee

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History

The Sturtevant Beautification Committee began meeting in November of 2003. Our work is an official project of the Racine-Kenosha Master Gardener Association which helps by donating education, time and plants. With the assistance of grants from Sustainable Neighborhood Partnership, Racine Community Foundation and the Johnson Foundation we have been involved in numerous projects throughout the village including: annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration, purchasing and planting flower planters along Hwy 11, purchase of trash receptacles for the parks, paving of path in North Park, repair of park benches, flower beds at South Park and Municipal building, tree planting, perennial flower beds along Hwy 11 and improvements to playgrounds in South Park and North Park. We are always looking for new members who care about our village. If you'd like to learn more about what we do, contact Rose Woodruff at 886-3282 or Linda Busha at 886-9756.

Mission

The mission of the committee is to improve the aesthetic quality of our village and to offer the opportunity to our residents to be involved in local community projects where they can see immediate results. To make this possible we have written and been awarded the following grants:

Sustainable Neighborhood Partnership - $10,000 Racine Community Foundation - $5,000 SC Johnson Fund - $3,750

Projects

We have had two successful Earth Days, which were clean up days with at least 30 volunteers.

With the help of the businesses along Hwy 11 we have planted 20 planters. The money for the planters came from the Racine Community Foundation grant.

A Sustainable Neighborhood Partnership grant provided trash receptacles and path replacement in North Park.

Grant from the Racine Community Foundation helped replace benches with new material at South and North Park.

Sustainable Neighborhood Partnership grant provided trash receptacles and new flower bed at South Park.

Flowers and grasses were planted at the Municipal Building.