Project GREEN Public Beautification and Landscaping Projects - 1968 to 2002

1968 Iowa Avenue medians, 6 blocks designed by Gretchen Harshbarger, landscape architect and cofounder of Project GREEN

1969, 1970, 1971 Highway 6 By-Pass, planting of 600 trees, shrubs, conifers, designed and planted by Project GREEN volunteers

1970 Melrose Avenue medians from Finkbine golf course to west entrance of West High School, designed by Jim Maynard, landscape architect and planted by Iowa City volunteers and West High School students.

1970 Ralston Creek cleanup

1973 Temporary downtown Mini-Parks during Urban Renewal

1974 Bikeway through City Park

1975 Chauncey Swan Plaza plantings and Dubuque Street bike path

1977 Finkbine Bikeway and Highway 218 South plantings

1978 Continuation of Highway 6 By-Pass; North Dubuque Street initial landscaping, and I-80/Dubuque Street interchange plantings

1978 Washington Street berms

1978 GREEN Grants for Schools initiated

1979 Plum Grove, Muscatine Avenue, Gilbert Street landscaping projects; downtown fountain

1981 West High School master plan (80 acres); Southeast Junior High plan. Every school has received at least one matching grant or design grant from Project GREEN.

1982-83 Rocky Shore Bikeway

1983 Riverbank enhancement at City Water Department Grounds at Riverside Drive and Hwy 218 South

1985 Three-year roadside survey completed

1986 Trees for Johnson County Courthouse and Poweshiek Prairie on 218 South

1986-87 Coralville Connection nature/bike path

1990 Roosevelt School Ravine project

1992-94 College Green Park

2000 Hospice Memorial mini-park at Willow Creek Park

2001 Re-landscaping Johnson County Courthouse front lawn

2001-2002 North Dubuque Street Entryway re-landscaped

All projects initiated by Project GREEN have been periodically re-landscaped and maintained by Project GREEN funds


Project GREEN
Civic Center, 410 East Washington St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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