Grant awarded to MIM Parks and Rec Committee

Representatives and awardees of the Mattoon Community Trust Grant 2019

Mattoon in Motion (MIM) Parks and Rec committee is honored to be awarded $2,200 in grant money from the Mattoon Community Trust Grant.

With this grant money, the MIM Parks and Rec committee will initiate the Mattoon Butterfly Initiative and Beautification project.

This project is going to focus on creating a 1-acre butterfly habitat along the Mattoon Bike Path. The goal of the project is to utilize unused space along the bike path to showcase different flowers and plants that attract pollinators and beautify the already expanding bike path.

The Parks and Rec Committee is committed to work with the city and other organizations to support those who want to diversify our environment and create spaces that entice citizens to utilize our great parks and recreational areas.

Once planted, it will take up to a full year to develop. With the idea that all good things take time in mind, Mattoon in Motion is looking towards the future and thinking about what it means to become a forward-thinking organization.

Last year, the Parks and Rec committee spawned the creation of the Bike path committee and the Tree Commission. Also, with the help of local volunteers, we supported local park clean up days.

Thank you all who continue to support Mattoon In Motion, and it’s goals of creating an environment that spurs innovation and growth.

We want to congratulate all the recipients of the Mattoon Community Trust Grant. We are proud of all the excellent work that each group is doing in and for the community.

Check out the JG-TC article for others in the area who were awarded money from the Mattoon Community Trust Grant.

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