MIAMI — The original goal included painting the wall as well as planting trees. “However, Mother Nature had other plans,” said Miami-Dade District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan. “When the weather clears, we will return to complete the painting of the wall.”
A torrential downpour accompanied by strong winds didn’t deter her and a team of volunteers as they planted trees in the Country Club of Miami vicinity on Saturday, April 14.
The event was a part of a beautification project to enhance the aesthetics of a well-traveled area located at Northwest 186 Street and West Oakmont Drive.
According to Commissioner Jordan, neighbors in the area brought the condition of the wall to her attention during her Meet and Greet session, which was held earlier this year. They sought the permission of the wall’s owner and received donations for the project. Contributions to the wall painting and tree planting were made possible by Citizens for a Better South Florida, Costco, Greater Miami Service Corps, Home Depot, Sedanos, and Dr. Raul Villa.
“Projects such as this are possible when the entire community shares ownership,” said Commissioner Jordan. “I look forward to working with the new residents of District 1 on many future projects.”
Photo: Photo Courtesy of MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
BEAUTIFICATION: Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan helps plant trees during a project in the Country Club area.