Quantcast

City of Joplin installs educational graphics along Campbell Park - KOAM TV 7

City of Joplin installs educational graphics along Campbell Parkway

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLIN

City installs educational graphics along Campbell Parkway

Since May 2013, the City of Joplin has been working with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center to install approximately 1,500 new trees and interpretive graphics along Campbell Parkway from 20th Street north along Murphy Boulevard to Dover Hill Park. This past spring Wildcat Glades was awarded $500,000 and applied the funding to help the City mitigate tree loss and topsoil erosion along Joplin Creek as part of the City’s stormwater management.

“Trees are not only beautiful, but also provide tangible benefits of holding soil in place and shading trails and parks along the creek corridor,” said Tony Robyn, City Disaster Recovery Coordinator. “To date, the City has installed nearly 12,000 new trees of the City’s 25,000 tree goal in partnership with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, and other groups.

Along with the many new trees, visitors to the parkway will now see educational graphics developed with MDNR that address the benefits of trees and quality streams, especially Joplin Creek, which was heavily impacted by the May 2011 disaster. Graphic panels have been installed along Campbell Parkway’s Connecticut Street and Murphy Boulevard sections of the walking trail system. A demonstration wetland seep area has also been enhanced and protected with the intention of trail visitors, Audubon Center program participants, and other groups learning more about what the City and partners are doing to protect and enhance green space.

Installed trees are under contract care for one year which includes watering, pruning and replacement if needed.

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • SEK Art Fest's Football Damaged Early Sunday Morning (WITH PHOTOS)

    SEK Art Fest's Football Damaged Early Sunday Morning (WITH PHOTOS)

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:55:33 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Police Department is seeking information on the individuals pictured above. This group of individuals is responsible for criminal damage to one of the SEK Art Fest's Footballs during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 31st, 2014.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Police Department is seeking information on the individuals pictured above. This group of individuals is responsible for criminal damage to one of the SEK Art Fest's Footballs during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 31st, 2014.More >>
  • Joplin Tornado Survivor Invents Tornado Shield

    Joplin Tornado Survivor Invents Tornado Shield

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:25 GMT
    What do you do when a tornado strikes...and you have no where to go? That's what one Joplin man asked himself after the may 2011 tornado. So he developed a product that is mobile, versatile...and affordable. More >>
    What do you do when a tornado strikes...and you have no where to go? That's what one Joplin man asked himself after the may 2011 tornado. So he developed a product that is mobile, versatile...and affordable. More >>
  • Restaurant Shows Appreciate to Emergency Service With Free Lunch

    Restaurant Shows Appreciate to Emergency Service With Free Lunch

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:09:28 GMT
    Labor day may means a day off for students and many workers...but there are some who work year round. One restaurant is showing appreciating for those workers service and saying thanks this holiday.More >>
    Labor day may means a day off for students and many workers...but there are some who work year round. One restaurant is showing appreciating for those workers service and saying thanks this holiday.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.