Keep Ohio Beautiful Late Spring – Early Summer Beautification & Litter Projects
Keep Ohio Beautiful partners with the Cleveland Cultural Gardens to improve neighborhood access.The new Centennial Peace Plaza walkway located within the Cleveland Cultural Gardens was enhanced to create a neighborhood connection.
Keep Ohio Beautiful continues to give back to the communities in Cleveland. This year, Keep Ohio Beautiful was awarded a grant from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) in partnership with its sponsor Diageo to provide resources to implement a KAB MLK Corridor and Neighborhood Building Project.
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosted our work-days last October to clean up existing beds, correct erosion issues, and landscape areas near the Cleveland Cultural Gardens new Centennial Peace Plaza. The majority of the work spans the walkway from East Boulevard between the German and Hungarian Gardens west towards the Plaza. Nearby neighbors joined federation members in Glenville for a community-building day of fun. The Centennial Peace Plaza, completed last June, is a central gathering space for all of the gardens and includes a stage and amphitheater seating.
Keep Ohio Beautiful and Honda Planted a New Pollinator Garden and Habitat at Camp Willson Camp Willson benefits from a third-phase planting project with Keep Ohio Beautiful funded by Honda
Honda continues to give back to local Ohio communities by partnering again with Keep Ohio Beautiful. This three-year project continues to benefit YMCA’s Camp Willson in Bellefontaine, Ohio. On Saturday, May 22nd, Honda’s dedicated volunteers joined staff from Camp Willson and Keep Ohio Beautiful to complete the final phase of the three-year habitat improvement project. Volunteers planted 1,500 native Ohio pollinator plants, including 38 species, to create Camp Willson’s new pollinator garden and habitat. The goal is to work with a local beekeeper to establish an apiary, or a collection of beehives, at the location this summer.
“On behalf of Keep Ohio Beautiful we are so pleased to partner with Honda and Camp Willson,” said Chris Hoffman, Board President of Keep Ohio Beautiful. “The staff at Camp Willson had a visionary plan to create the start of three separate natural resource projects. First, a Sugarbush, a native Ohio fruit and nut tree arboretum, and this year, a pollinator garden and habitat. These enable them to teach today’s kids and future campers how to steward the land and realize the benefits of sustainable agriculture. Together, with the help of many dedicated Honda volunteers, we’ll establish a working ecosystem that will benefit future generations.”
Keep Ohio Beautiful through a grant from Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser-Busch worked with Platform Brewery to host a Community-wide Cleanup in the Jones Home Neighborhood of Cleveland.