In San Bernardino County of California, Caltrans District 8 has stated that a portion of the approximately $300 million in Clean California Grants will go to projects in underserved communities around the county.
Following California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement of $296 million in Clean California Grants to underserved communities across the state, Caltrans District 8 will fund several projects in San Bernardino County to remove the trash, create new jobs, and connect communities to reshape public spaces, according to Caltrans District 8.
“District 8 congratulates the recipients of the Clean California Local Grant Program! We are eager to work with our local grant recipients to facilitate the successful delivery of each Clean California project.”Michael Beauchamp, Caltrans District 8 Director
The funds are part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Clean California project, a multi-year $1.1 billion clean-up campaign coordinated by Caltrans to eliminate garbage, generate thousands of jobs, and engage communities in transforming public areas.
Following three main projects are being funded in San Bernardino County:
This project will improve the entire park, which currently has some amenities on the north end but no infrastructure, shade, or landscaping on the south end. A concrete walking route will be built around the park’s perimeter, as well as workout stations, picnic tables, benches, water fountains, a restroom, and drought-tolerant planting. Additionally, as part of the 2019 Caltrans Sustainable Community Planning Grant, this project will create a San Antonio Creek Trail prototype. The trail will eventually run the entire length of the city.
The City of Needles ‘ Marina Park First Beach project will transform a makeshift neighborhood hangout by cleaning waste and debris and beautifying the area with public art and educational features that reflect the land’s tribal and historical significance.
The project will transform a blighted area into a destination with bathrooms, native plants, a shaded recreation space, and a walking track laced with informative markers.
An essential project aspect includes:
- grassy knoll and shade trees
- a walking path;
- a shaded play area;
- shaded picnic tables and chairs.
The project will include garbage and recycling containers and didactic stones commemorating Needles’ rich past to remove the trash.
The city of San Bernardino, which has a population of 216,089 people, wants to renovate a 3,800 square foot neglected alley on 4th Street between D and E Street in downtown’s Historic Arts District.
Following are the main aims of this project:
- removing deteriorated ground asphalt;
- upgrading the existing irrigation system;
- adding two bike racks;
- adding outdoor lighting;
- installing dumpsters and trash cans;
- constructing a 500 square foot stage;
- planting trees, shrubs, and a living garden wall;
- installing an automatic gate;
- installing six sets of outdoor-grade bench and table sets;
- designing and building a neon arched sign across the alley entrance.