At the Destination Pacific National Historic Workshop that I attended- (see March 2007 blog), Team Long Beach/Seaview worked on a plan to beautify the 'Gateway' to our communities. Months of planning, meeting, approval from WSDOT, designing, organizing and securing plants culminated with building a planting bed and planting along Highway 101. We worked over a number of weekends to finish the bulk of the heavy labor.
Brett and Aura pitched in with some really heavy labor. We had small tractors and volunteers from the community help out in rain and shine.
We had to cancel a few times due to weather and the Highway contractor being delayed with their installation of a new traffic signal. I still have a few plants to install- but with Brett and Aura's help- that will finish up soon.
Here are some photos of the process. I can't wait until next summer to show how the plantings are beginning to look.