A $91,575 grant recently awarded to The Village at Hendrix will help go to enhancements for Hendrix Creek Preserve, an 18-acre creek restoration project within the development, according to a news release.
The Village applied for the grant from Walmart Stores, Inc.
The preserve is for recreational areas and storm-water management and filtration for a 500-acre watershed of developed land that includes the Walmart Super Center, according to the release. The grant will fund signs that explain the "purpose and biological features of the preserve and importance of water quality," according to the release. The money will also fund collecting trash and planting native plants.
The additions will increase the educational value of the preserve to visitors, The Village’s Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Finn said in a news release.
"Not only will these initiatives expand the educational reach of Hendrix Creek Preserve, they will improve the beauty of the natural habitat and enhance the performance and ecology of the storm management system," Finn said in the release.