The Historic Euclid Neighborhood Association is seeing the fruits of its labor in the form of grant dollars for trees to sustain and preserve the beauty and natural attributes of its boulevard. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County made possible by donors, the Euclid NA received $3,200 toward their projected project cost of $5,500. Most of the balance has already been raised by active members of the neighborhood. The neighborhood association has been working diligently to plan a 3-phase beautification project in which trees will be planted along Euclid Avenue to replace trees that have died or fallen over the years.
The City of Marion has assisted the Euclid team by offering labor & equipment (transportation, digging, etc.), ensuring city discounts on materials (trees/mulch), and providing expertise and support throughout the process.
“The Historic Euclid Neighborhood has been a staple in the City of Marion for over 100 years,” said Michelle Doyle, Euclid President. “The trees lining the street contribute to the character that has drawn people to live here. In order to preserve and maintain the historic beauty of our street for generations to come, we would like to plant new trees to supplement the old growth landscape that defines our road.”