A trio of innovative Dunedin initiatives have been honored by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
The Council's 21st annual Future of the Region Awards were handed out Monday, and Dunedin was recognized for three separate initiatives in a crowded field of submissions from two dozen municipalities as well as regional agenices.
Dunedin's three submissions "of regional significance" were:
1. Public Works Municipal Vehicle & Equipment Exchange, Honorable Mention, Community Service Category. The city is forming partnerships with Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Oldsmar and Safety Harbor to explore ways to share vehicles and equipmen to save costs. The municipalities met in December 2012 to launch the idea.
2. Oak Tree Plaza Downtown “Pocket Park,” Certificate of Nomination in the Natural Resources/Environment Category. Oak Tree Plaza is located at the intersection of Main Street and the Pinellas trail in downtown Dunedin. The trailside park improves pedestrian access to storefronts.
3. Community Garden, Certificate of Nomination in the Going Green Category. The city facilitated the creation of the Dunedin Community Garden Association, run by volunteers. Residents who pay a membership fee can organically grow vegetables on small plots in Eagle Scout Park.
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