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The Greening of Founders

• Nov 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Workers with Johnson City’s Terry Henderson Landscaping on Monday lay sod and plant the last shrubs and trees to be inserted at Founders Park. Supervisor Joseph Carver said landscaping has been completed along Brush Creek and the amphitheater on the park’s north side. Rain cut work short Monday, but Carver said he expects to complete all sod work in about one more week, depending on the weather. Several acres of land in the park’s spacious center section still must be sodded. Meanwhile, the Johnson City Power Board has completed installation of the tall, green light poles that will help visitors along a concrete walkway, two bridges and the amphitheater. The 5-acre, $5 million Founder’s Park project along West State of Franklin Road was identified years ago by the city’s Downtown Storm Water Task Force and the Washington County Economic Development Council as necessary to help alleviate flooding problems at various sections of Brush Creek.