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.
Sat, May 1, 2004
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under