Houston, TX- The Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) in partnership with Keep Houston Beautiful is participating in the annual East End Beautification initiative on April 14. This year, two historic areas will get makeovers: The Japhet Creek Green Finger Park and the Dawson-Lunnon Cemetery. Over 275 volunteers are already registered to help beautify and preserve these two unique sites on the 5th annual East End Clean Up Day.
The Japhet Creek was a landmark in Houston’s founding days. This natural spring was a popular watering spot for farmers and cattle drivers on their way to market. The sandy-bottom waterway will be cleared of trash and debris that is dumped or flows into it from the city’s streets. In addition natural shrubs, grasses, and trees to create a natural habitat for birds, turtles, and other wild life will replace invasive plants and overgrown trees and bushes.
The Dawson-Lunnon Cemetery, once an abandoned debris filled overgrown eyesore, has been brought back to life as a peaceful scenic site. This year LyondellBasell Industries has adopted the cemetery for its Global Day of Caring initiative. Employees will focus their attention beautifying and clearing old dead trees and brush. Once complete the historic site will have walk trails filled with beautiful native shrubs and flowering plants.
This is a great opportunity for families and individuals to lend a helping hand and learn about East End history on Keep Houston Beautiful Day.
For more details call 713.928.9916 or visit http://www.greatereastend.com.
About the Greater East End Management District
The Greater East End Management District was founded in 1999. Its mission is to revitalize the infrastructure and image of the District, to attract more businesses and to increase economic activity in the area. Improvements include new infrastructure, beautification, security, public safety, and workforce development. The Greater East End Management District covers 16 square miles and borders Clinton Drive to the north, Loop 610 to the east, Telephone Road and Interstate 45 to the south and the Houston Belt and Terminal Railroad to Highway 59 to the west. Visit www.greatereastend.com to learn more about the Greater East End Management District.