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Eye 380

Beautifying the Corridor with Pollinator Zone Habitats
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE 2020-2024 POLLISCAPING PROJECT BETWEEN 32nd AND 42nd STREET EXITS.
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NOTE:

Work has stopped at the 32nd Street site in order to respond to the environmental crisis caused by the derecho.

 

Close up photo of a white flower

Eye 380 Mission

Eye-380 is dedicated to both beautifying AND practicing Green Leadership while establishing and maintaining Pollinator Zone Habitats along Interstate 380 through the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.  Eye-380 works in partnership with local governments, community agencies and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

We meet on the first Wednesday, 4 p.m., at Trees Forever, 80 W. 8th Ave., Marion.

Eye 380 Projects

Interstate 380 runs north and south through Cedar Rapids and adjoining metropolitan areas, and has become our “MAIN STREET”.  The thoroughfare is oftentimes the first impression travelers along I-380 have of our home.

Because first impressions are so memorable, Eye 380 works to add beauty and improve the appearance of the Corridor.  Eye 380 defines its project area as encompassing the roadway from Tower Terrace Road (north of the Boyson Road exit in Hiawatha) to the Airport exit at Wright Brothers Boulevard.  Eye 380 works with the Iowa Department of Transportation and the cities of Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha to develop the sites initially, and then maintains those sites in the future.

Eye 380’s efforts are funded by donations from individuals and corporate entities, as well as through grants from city organizations and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

Continuing support is vital to ensure Eye 380 will be able to maintain, replenish, and enhance each of these projects far into the future.

Photo of Boyson Road plantings

I-380 Hiawatha at Boyson Road

Plantings at Wilson Avenue exit

I-380 at Wilson Avenue

Plantings at Kirkwood and Rt. 30

I-380 Kirkwood/Rt. 30 Exit

Photo of planned site for plantings at 32nd Street.

I-380 32nd Street Exit

Photo of area cleaned up near Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake Area

Photo of purple wildflowers at an Eye 380 planting site.

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