News from BG: February 22, 2017

  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet February 27 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet February 28 at 7:00 pm in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet March 3 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.

Did You Know? – Bowling Green’s Urban Forest

The “Did You Know?” is a series of short articles meant to inform residents and visitors of Bowling Green about current topics of interest.  The series will run throughout the year, with articles issued every few months.

Did you know that there are over 7,400 trees growing in the City’s right-of-way and parks?  While Norway maple, crabapple, and honey locust trees are some of the more common trees, the City’s urban forest is quite diverse consisting of 150 different tree species and cultivars.  The urban forest provides citizens over $630,000 annually in environmental benefits including reducing and avoiding 2.9 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions and intercepting 7.4 million gallons of stormwater. The City’s trees have a return on investment of $2.87 in benefits for every $1 spent on their care.

Check out the rest of this article on the City’s homepage!

Refuse and Recycling

Residents will soon be seeing a new sticker affixed to the top of their recycling container(s).  The new sticker has updated information from what was originally put on lids following the implementation of the combined recycling program.  The sticker is bigger, easier to read, and makes understanding what can and cannot go into the recycling container a little easier to understand.  Following the updates to the City’s refuse and recycling legislation (Chapter 94 of the Bowling Green Code of Ordinances), an increased effort has been made to educate the public on ways we can improve our recycling efforts and keep the City free from litter.

For more information about refuse and recycling, visit the City’s homepage or the Public Works Division website.  Residents may also call Public Works at 419-354-6227.