The Lincolnia Park Recreation Club (LPRC) parleyed a $3,000 Fairfax County Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program grant into what is likely to be $25,000 worth of landscaping when the project is completed.
About 60 to 70 members of the pool—with assistance from other residents of the Lincolnia Park-Heywood Glen neighborhood and students from Holmes Middle School—spent two weekends digging a huge bed and planting shrubs along an entire block along Montrose Street on land owned by LPRC.
But it was the donations from local businesses that made the project feasible, says Anne Wuhrur, a member of the LPRC board.. Page Chevrolet, the car dealership going up on Little River Turnpike, contributed $900 worth of fencing, and Campbell and Ferrara provided augers, six workers, and discounts on plants, Wuhrer says.
A neighbor, Jeff Strite, who owns Core Outdoor Living, contributed a work crew, as well as a Bobca,t which made it so much easier to dig the planting bed, which Wuhrer estimates is about 500 feet long and 15 feet wide.
“Now we just have to make sure we water it and keep it alive,” she says.