City of Yazoo City Receives Canadian Railroad Grant
The City of Yazoo City has received a $25,000 grant for tree planting and beautification throughout the city. The projects include developing an arboretum at the local park, a community fruit orchard and the Business district landscaping. The Mississippi Urban Forest Council wrote the grant for the city and will help with all aspects of project implementation. Local groups that will also participate in the projects are: Keep Yazoo City Beautiful, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Hotel, Yazoo City Fire and Public Works Departments and the Public Service Commission.
“Over the years, we have sought to make Yazoo City a more welcoming City through beautification and greening”, says Mayor Diane Delaware. “This contribution from CN will help us to achieve this goal.”
A press event with representatives from the CN, America In Bloom and the MS Urban Forest Council will be held at City Hall in Yazoo City on February 13that 2:00 pm.