Cities of Service project kicks off with rain garden

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 6:28pm
Staff reports

Mayor Karl Dean on Thursday is kicking off Nashville’s Cities of Service plan, a volunteer program that will work in conjunction with a larger coalition formed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The event is to take place at 11 a.m. at Glendale Elementary School where volunteers will be participating in rain garden planting.

Dean is one of 17 mayors across the nation who is a member of the Cities of Service Coalition, launched by Bloomberg in September 2009.

Nashville is one of 10 cities selected to receive a grant from Cities of Service and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Nashville’s Cities of Service Plan is to focus on education, the environment and ongoing flood recovery. Details will be released at the event.