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OLD DIXIE ECO WALK, CELEBRATING THE REFORESTATION OF EASEMENT FOR BUTTERFLY HABITAT
July 31, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Old Dixie Eco Walk at Seabourn Cove
BOYNTON BEACH, FL — July 31, 2013, we are celebrating Old Dixie Eco Walk, the first public/private partnership for reforestation of a City easement. The celebration will begin at 8:00 A.M. and include a brief presentation, refreshments and opportunity to experience the Old Dixie Eco Walk. This new public art project connects a wildlife habitat to neighboring Seacrest Scrub Park, existing native plantings and the City’s future Blueways/Greenways project. Dixie Eco Walk’s creators are Lucy Keshavarz of Art & Culture Group, Inc. and David Bodker of David Bodker Landscape Architecture/Planning, Inc. Together, along with scientists and Lepidoptera professionals, they uniquely combined native plants, that attract and sustain butterflies. Sculptural resting areas, butterfly watering holes, plant identification plaques and informational panels actively encourage the public to learn about the benefits of this new wildlife habitat and the project’s energy saving community. This collaboration adds a unique and beneficial public art project to the current City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places Program and Green Building Eco Art Initiatives. It demonstrates how to promote the green features of Seabourn Cove, the nation’s first and largest sustainable gated community, to the public, making the invisible visible.
For more information, contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026. Visit https://www.facebook.com/BoyntonBeachArtInPublicPlaces or http://www.boyntonbeacharts.org. Lucy Keshevarz can be contacted by phone at 561-622-9892 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Bodker can be contacted by phone at 561-276-6311 or by email at DBLAP@aol.com. Rick Lococo can be contacted by phone at 954-275-4586 or by email at email@example.com.