Nov 14, 2008    #109
Contact: Laura Byerley


The Washington Wheatley Neighborhood Association is holding a groundbreaking ceremony at Crispus Attucks Elementary School to celebrate the area's transformation into a 21st Century Green Neighborhood.

Burroughs Audubon of Kansas City and the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (AUPD) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City collaborated on the project.

The project will encourage environmental awareness and gardening, said Jacob Wagner, an assistant professor at AUPD. The program plans to create rain and butterfly gardens, as well.

The project is partially funded by a grant from the National Audubon Society's Together Green initiative, which Toyota funds. Additional supporters include the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture, Bridging the Gap, Indiana Rentals, Tamm Lumber and KC Storage.

WHEN: 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17

WHERE: Crispus Attucks Elementary School, 2400 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.


This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice)


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