Silver Grove City Blog

Nov
22

Silver Grove Receives Outstanding Forestry Project Award

November 22, 2016

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The City of Silver Grove is named after the groves of  Silver Maple trees that once covered the city.  After a century of development, most of the Silver Maple trees in Silver Grove have been removed.

Last year, the City of Silver Grove applied for and received the Color in Our Communities Grant from the Campbell County Extension Service, and an Urban Forestry Grant from the Campbell County Soil Conservation District.

With these grants, we were able to beautify an underused parking lot on the northwest corner of Mary Ingles Highway (KY 8) and Four Mile Road (KY 547)  with trees and plantings creating the Silver Grove Trailhead. The trailhead provides cyclists and hikers a place to park their cars and start their journeys exploring rural Campbell County. 

We were also able to use these funds to plant 14 trees in Chief Sayer's Park. Before this planting there were only a couple of trees in this four acre park.  Plans have been developed and funding sought to create ADA accessible paths throughout the park. 
The most ambitious part of our tree planting project was the planting of 45 Autumn Blaze Maple trees along Mary Ingles Highway west of Four Mile Road. 

Campbell County Extension Horticulture Agent D J Scully recommended planting Autumn Blaze Maple Trees.  Autumn Blaze Maples are a hybrid cross of the Silver Maple and the Red Maple and are well adapted to the soil and environmental conditions in Silver Grove. 
This week, we were informed that we received funding for the next phase of the project that will fund the planting of Autumn Blaze Maple trees east of Four Mile Road on Mary Ingles Highway. As these trees mature they will provide a wonderful canopy of maple trees along the east and west gateways of Silver Grove. 

We would like to thank D J Scully, the Campbell County Extension Service and the Campbell County Soil Conservation District for making these projects possible, and bringing maple trees back to Silver Grove.


Apr
23

Grant Awarded for Tree Planting and Beautification

April 23, 2016

The City of Silver Grove and our Beautification Committee would like to thank the Campbell County Extension Service and the Campbell County Conservation District for awarding the city with grant money to plant 14 trees at Chief Sayers Park, as well as several more trees along Mary Ingles Highway. Thank you to all those who have helped with these special projects.

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Apr
06

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 6, 2016

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The City of Silver Grove has registered and decorated a tree with the Family Nurturing Center, as well as put up signs and pinwheels within the city to show support and raise awareness for this important cause. You can purchase a Child Abuse Awareness wristband for $1; contact City Clerk Ronda Sandfoss at 859-441-6390 ext. 10 to purchase your wristband and show your support.

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