Keep Carbondale Beautiful actively encourages beautification of residences and businesses through the Bright Spot Award and the Tree Sale. Beautification makes Carbondale more welcoming to prospective home-buyers and businesses and is sign of economic well-being. Even if a city is entirely functional and livable, there is always something additional to be gained when efforts are taken to enhance aesthetic value through buildings that enhance neighborhood pride and through well-maintained greenery.
Beautification projects - ongoing:
--Bright Spot Awards
--Native Plant Gardens along Piles Fork Creek
at Grand Avenue in progress
at Dorthella in progress
... and remembered:
--Tree Planting and more along Greenways Pedestrian/Bike Trail
with Rotary Club of Carbondale Breakfast October 2014
--"What would you do to make Carbondale more beautiful?" Town meeting 2013
The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear
Check out this article from the New York Times
Help butterflies. Consider alternatives to lawns. Plant milkweed.
Watch for Alternatives to Lawns Workshop - coming July 30th at the Carbondale Civic Center.
America in Bloom has a series on
PLANTS: They're more than just pretty.
One video shows that
THEY REDUCE CRIME
Watch that - and their other seriously silly videos.
What would you do to make Carbondale more beautiful?
On November 4, 2013, participating groups generated 49 ideas. The top 5 were:
1. Bury lines (phone/power) and use Streetscape planning (downtown and all around town)
2. Plant flowering trees at 4 major entrances to Carbondale (13 E&W/51 N&S)
3. Add plantings to medians (Mill Street and 51)
4. Conduct Sustainability Assessment for Carbondale (Whole city)
5. Create a Dog Park (in Carbondale)
A full report was sent to the Carbondale City Council and the Downtown Advisory Committee.