River Corridor Foundation Announces Project Daffodil with presenting sponsor Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center and the St. Charles Park District
The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles (RCF) has announced a new initiative:
Project Daffodil - to enhance the
natural beauty of St. Charles and to help signify it's rejuvenation in the spring of 2021.
RCF volunteers will plant 5,000 daffodils along the western edge of Mount St. Mary Park and the adjoining bike trail in St. Charles. Our hope is that this will become an annual event resulting in almost 100,000 blossoms each spring along this gateway to the city we love and enjoy. The floral bouquet will appear for roughly 6-8 weeks each spring and be centered around the popular Mr. Eggward sculpture.
"Daffodils have been a traditional symbol of rebirth and rejuvenation, so this mass planting effort is ideally suited to signal a new beginning in 2021 following the COVID-19 impact on our community in 2020, " according to John Rabchuk, Project Daffodil Coordinator.
"Interested individuals, organizations and businesses can join our presenting sponsor, locally owned Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center; via donations, sponsorships or volunteering for the planting day - October 17, 2020," according to Laurel Moad, River Corridor Foundation Secretary and spokesperson.
Event details and on-line registration are available at www.projectdaffodilstc.com
The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles supports and advocates for projects that will enhance the downtown riverfront environment as a destination for cultural, educational, recreational, and economic opportunities that are accessible to all.
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