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February 06, 2014
For the Moross Greenway Project, the new year is off to a great start thanks to recent donations totaling $110,000.

The project’s benefactors are The Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan ($20,000), the McGregor Fund ($20,000), a Grosse Pointe Farms resident ($20,000) and a private family foundation ($50,000).


These funds are a significant boost to the Moross Greenway’s plan to reforest and landscape the seven islands on Moross Road between St. John Hospital and the I-94 service drive.

“We are thrilled to announce these very generous gifts,” said Gail Warden, the project’s honorary chairwoman. “They will allow us to begin planting this fall. After four years of planning, fundraising and community collaboration, we are ready to kick off the work of revitalizing the area.”

The project involves the planting of trees, shrubs and perennials that will provide a sustainable landscape including native plants and an irrigation system to ensure the plants will thrive.

The first phase was launched in June 2011 with the planting of 191 trees along Moross.

Additional funds are still needed to provide the trees, shrubs, perennials and labor necessary to complete the landscaping of all the islands. Those interested in supporting the Moross Greenway Project can make a tax-deductible contribution on the organization’s secure website, morossgreenway.org, or by sending a check to 155 West Congress, Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48226.


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