... including signs displaying before and after photos of the neighborhood project. It's a story I love to share - how this once stark, crime-ridden neighborhood became an example of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and community building.
Evidence of community collaboration expands throughout the neighboring streets with traffic calming chicanes and medians decked with edible desert plants and cool art, a well-used bike lane and lovely, well-worn walking paths through lush canopies of full mesquite, palo verde, and ironwood trees.
Crime has actually declined as neighbors came outside to enjoy it.
Dan and I caught some of that neighborhood spirit and gathered a few pieces of trash.
We took with us inspiration for community building projects for our neighborhood.