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November 14, 2018 (Alpine) -- Two years after construction of Sunrise Powerline left Alpine Boulevard bare though the heart of rural Alpine, a beautification project is taking root.

The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, the Back Country Land Trust and the Certified Community Wildlife Habitat are organizing efforts to plant trees and other greenery.

“The Chamber is proud to partner with the community to beautify the boulevard,” said Alex Ward, the Chamber’s executive director. “We think customers and visitors will enjoy the additional greenery.”

Ace Hardware has donated topsoil to help drought-tolerant native plants grow.  Backcountry Land Trust is donated 500 plants through a grant, and the Chamber is helping with permits for plots on County right of wayareas. Certified Community Wildlife Habitat is signing up volunteers to water the plants.

Saturday, December 1st will be Volunteer Day for the community project.

Everyone interested in helping to beautify the boulevard should meet at The Alpine Sun newspaper office at 2144 Alpine Blvd. 

For more information, to be a sponsor or to volunteer to water plants, call the Chamber at (619) 445-2722 or e-mail, or

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