Jamestown Community Foundation donates to arts park project
The local Pheasants Forever group is leading the effort to develop an urban prairie garden in the park in partnership with the Jamestown Fine Arts Association.
The Jamestown Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the James Valley Pheasants Forever chapter to assist with the cost of installation of a sprinkler system in the Hansen Arts Park, located in downtown Jamestown.
The local Pheasants Forever group is leading the effort to develop an urban prairie garden in the park in partnership with the Jamestown Fine Arts Association to provide easier maintenance of the park, along with the opportunity to educate the community about how prairie grasses and wildflowers can fit into an urban setting. The natural garden will complement the prairie grass sculptures and boulders which are already a central feature of the park. Work on the project has begun, and if the rains slow down a bit, the plan is to have the grasses and flowers up and blooming yet this summer.
The mission of James Valley Pheasants Forever is to conserve pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public access, education and conservation advocacy. The local chapter was formed 12 years ago and can be contacted by searching for James Valley Pheasants Forever online or by calling 701-269-9157.
For more information about the Jamestown Community Foundation or its grant application forms/guidelines, contact Barb Lang or go online to
. Donations can be mailed to the Jamestown Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2004, Jamestown, ND 58402.