Keep Carbondale Beautiful will host a tree planting on November 13 to restore the location of the old Econo Lodge/ Day's Inn.
You have, no doubt, driven by the flat, blank, urban decayed space that is 801and 827 E Main. This site is the location of the Econo Lodge that was perennially flooded and finally torn down. Keep Carbondale Beautiful intends to renew and beautify the blighted area with a tree planting project. Grant funded, through the Illinois Forestry Development Council, this urban reforestation project will restore this location with selected native, site appropriate trees, and pollinator plants and, eventually, an informational sign, elaborating on the local ecology of Southern Illinois.
Volunteers are welcome to join Keep Carbondale Beautiful in tree planting on Saturday, November 13th, 9 a.m. until 2 pm. Tree plantings will be flagged for location in a staggered, grid-like, pattern for ease of mowing and to create a park like atmosphere. Shovels, gloves and all other supplies will be provided. Parking for volunteers is located at the Ashley Furniture warehouse, 715 E Main.