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The City of Jeffersonville is thrilled to be the recipient of a grant from Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry. The city received $3,000 in federal funds for the 2020 Community and Urban Forestry Assistance (CUF-A) Grant sub grant project.

Jeffersonville has a number of short walking trails in our parks. Unfortunately, many of the walking loops do not have much shade around them. This makes them more uncomfortable to use in the hotter summer months. The Jeffersonville Planning Department will be using this grant money from the IDNR to augment landscaping fees that we collected from local developers last year. The project will provide 42 new shade trees to go along three walking trails in the City.

“Trees have so many great benefits,” Mayor Mike Moore said. “This grant will be an asset to several parks in our city.”

Trees will be planted at Lottie Oglesby Park, Shirley Hall Park (next to Thomas Jefferson Elementary) and at the Jeffersonville Aquatics Center.

“We hope this project will help shade and beautify these walking loops and thereby encourage more folks to come out and use them for healthy outdoor exercise,” Planning and Zoning Director Chad Reischl said.

The City expects to start planting the trees later this month.

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