2017 MLK Day of Service Ramp Beautification Site Announced!
2016 Atlanta Highway
The Atlanta Highway Daffodil Project beautified a heavily trafficked state corridor that serves as one of the gateways into the Athens community. On the day of the project, 223 UGA student volunteers, 7 site leaders, 4 police officers and 6 planning committee members spent 4 hours planting 25,000 bulbs on 2 on/off ramps (the equivalent of 4 miles). The daffodils were in bloom for approximately 4 weeks with a showy display of golden yellow that impacted thousands of motorists that live or work in and around Athens.
2015 Chase Street
KACCB partnered with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the ACC Landscape Management Division to create a bulb planting plan. The KACCB Board of Directors raised funds to pay for the 4,000 bulbs and tools needed to implement the project. In addition, four KACCB Board of Director members served as team leaders for each of the ramps helping to manage the 121 volunteers during the planting process. A hard day of work was rewarded several weeks later when the ramps burst into a riot of yellow blooms. A special thanks to all the partnering organizations, to the KACCB Board, to the UGA students whose hard work made the display possible, and to Epting Events for sending a volunteer group of their own!
2008 MLK Parkway
Over 6,000 wild daylilies were donated and transplanted from community members’ gardens. In addition, the KACCB Board of Directors raised funds to purchase over 2,000 daffodil bulbs. The 441 North / Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway was the first site selected for planting. The project plans to continue moving around Loop 10, from ramp to ramp, each year.