The Bolton Hill Garden Club, joined by BHCA, presented its first-ever Greening and Beautification Award on Saturday to longtime resident and neighborhood advocate Lee Tawney.
Tawney as a leader of BHCA’s Greening Committee took the lead in organizing three successive summer Arts in the Parks concert series in parks around Bolton Hill, Marble Hill and Madison Park. He was presented with an Arts in the Parks flag.
The Garden Club and Greening Committee, joined by community leaders from west of Eutaw Place, spelled out ambitious plans for planting and refurbishing parks this year and next. Two public parks improvement grant programs were announced: the Garden Club has a March 1 application deadline for grants to enhance public parks and spaces in the neighborhood; and Midtown Benefits District offers mini-grants of up to $250 for projects in public spaces within Midtown’s district.