Color Oklahoma - Nonprofit Organization (annual budget less than $100,000) Award for Beautification & Landscaping
Last December, a new project was started by the
Oklahoma Native Plant Society to add wildflowers to public land and
preserve native plants. Since then, Color Oklahoma has gotten off to a
rousing start on a tiny but growing budget.
A new vehicle license plate is raising funds as well as
awareness, and a new wildflower drill seeder has been purchased for the
Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Portions of I-40 already are
producing blooming annuals and perennials are set to bloom next spring.
Educational efforts include the launching of a website and several
presentations on television.
judges praised the fast start and effective work so far, adding it
could become a long-term impact program to beautify the state. We're
very grateful that Color Oklahoma is around to sow the seeds of good
news for Oklahoma.
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under