2001 - Exceptional Merit Award - Government/Beautification & Landscpaing - City of Piedmont
Driving into the City of Piedmont from the south on
State Highway 4 these days is a real treat. An Oklahoma Department of
Transportation tree grant, mixed with creativity and some hard work,
has resulted in an entrance into town that is improved, enhanced and
embraced by all who see it.
Forty-five trees and 63 shrubs, all selected for their
heartiness in central Oklahoma, now make a lasting impression on people
passing through, or, as the judges said, the beautified entrance is “a
nice counterpoint to prairie landscape and it should accomplish
‘memorability’ for visitors to Piedmont.”
With the city providing weekly maintenance, the Kiwanis Club
keeping the area free of trash and debris, and the Chamber of Commerce
planning to add some windmills, it’s safe to say that THE CITY OF PIEDMONT IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE WINDS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS IN OKLAHOMA!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under