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Bristol Awarded One of 25 Nationwide Love Our Byways™ Grants, Announces Daffodil Planting Event

Bristol, RI– On Thursday, the Town of Bristol announced a $2,000 micro-grant award through the new Love Our Byways program. These funds, which were awarded by the National Scenic Byway Foundation, American Park Network, and Official Automotive Partner Toyota Motor North America, will help support the beautification of Bristol’s Revolutionary Heritage Byway (Route 114).

The Love Our Byways™ program was launched in 2021 by the National Scenic Byway Foundation to, “…energize byway organizations to maximize community volunteer involvement. Winning projects will improve or enhance the byway’s “scenic viewshed” by improving an existing view through clean-ups, plantings and other enhancements, or by mitigating a poor or unsightly viewshed.”

In conjunction with the national Love Our Byways™ program, the Town of Bristol has partnered with the Bristol Garden Club to host a daffodil planting event on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, at 10:00 AM. 

The event begins at Roger Williams University (One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809) and is open to the public. Daffodils will be planted in strategic locations along Route 114.

Community members are encouraged to show their support of Bristol’s Revolutionary Heritage Byway (Route 114) on social media by using the hashtags #letsgoplaces, #toyotapartner, #loveourbyways, and #scenicbyway.

To sign up to volunteer, please email [email protected] or call 401-253-3939.

For more information on Bristol’s Daffodil Planting Event, please visit the event page at: www.facebook.com/events/265177325515855.

The event is sponsored Toyota Motor North America, Bristol Toyota, the National Scenic Byway Foundation, and the American Park Network.

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