Oxford CAN is teaming up with the Hope House and other community organizations to create Oxford’s first ever greenway! Starting at 9AM on November the 12th, we will be establishing a greenway path to connect the future site of the Hope House garden to downtown Oxford.
How are we doing this?
By utilizing a mixture of public and private access, we will be transforming a well-used neighborhood footpath into an established and maintained greenway. Using the concept of connecting destination spaces, we will be connecting Sycamore Street to MLK Avenue in downtown Oxford.
A sustainable model for the future of Oxford’s Greenways
This project is doing something that the city of Oxford hasn’t seen before: creating a citizen-led, citizen-driven pathway to allow more of Oxford to walk easily and take advantage of our changing downtown.
This new space will act as a proof-of-concept for future city projects, using volunteers to help clear and beautify pathways, using material that is harvested onsite to create a footbed for the new path, on a site planned by volunteers and the surrounding neighborhood. We will be working with local experts to locate and remove invasive plant species, and to help find sustainable ways to control erosion and runoff on the site. We plan to reach out to our friends at the City of Oxford’s Public Works to team up in maintaining City-owned properties that will help with drainage and walkable access.
We will need your help!
We need folks who want to put in some work cutting, pruning, picking up, putting down. If you’ve got a wood chipper, we’d love for you to bring it. Chainsaw? Yes, please. We could use a few shovels, too. If you’d like to join in the fun and help spark the transformation, drop us a line at [email protected]