Announcing Initiatives for our 35th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tulsa, Okla. -- April 24th, 2015 -- Brady Heights Neighborhood Association is celebrating its 35th anniversary of incorporation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2015 with multiple initiatives meant to serve the goal of helping neighbors and improving the Brady Heights Historic District of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tisdale Food Forest (Image by Jeremy Grodhaus)

Tisdale Food Forest (Image by Jeremy Grodhaus)

The first initiative thinks towards the organization and neighborhood's shared future.  The Tisdale Food Forest, a partnership between Tulsa's Up With Trees organization and the neighborhood, is the first such project of its kind in the City of Tulsa.  The project's goal is focused on the planting of various nut trees, fruit trees, and evergreens to help combat the automobile pollution from the adjacent LL Tisdale Expressway, decrease runoff, provide a sound barrier, and involve the neighborhood teens in outdoor activities.  The nut trees will be maintained and harvested by the youth of North Tulsa to encourage their involvement in the community, help build work experience, and positively grow their self-confidence.  The Tisdale Food Forest will include about 100 Chinese Chestnuts, 50 Pecan, 10 Plum, 10 Peach, 20 Fig, 5 Cherry, 20 Mulberry, 20 Apple, 10 Jujubes, 50 Virginia Pine, 40 Black Locust, and 50 Loblolly Pine trees.  For more information on the Tisdale Food Forest, call Up With Trees at (918) 610-8733 or visit the project's Facebook page.

902 N. Denver receiving a new roof by fellow neighbors. (Image by McDaniel Family)

902 N. Denver receiving a new roof by fellow neighbors. (Image by McDaniel Family)

The second initiative draws from the organization's past and the spirit of neighbors helping one another that marked the rejuvenation of the Brady Heights Historic District in the mid-1980s.  Help A Neighbor Days gather together neighbors who are willing to volunteer one day each month to undertake projects around the neighborhood to aid residents in need and promote the improvement of the neighborhood.  Projects may range in complexity from mowing a neighbor's lawn or tending to a garden to helping with tree debris or assisting with design and the Tulsa Preservation Commission's Historic Preservation application process for significant work done on homes in the neighborhood.  Students in the community are also encouraged to take part in these events to satisfy volunteer hour requirements for school and scholarships, as well as assist their neighbors and learn valuable skills in one of Tulsa's oldest neighborhoods.  The first Help A Neighbor Day will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.  For more information about volunteering for Help A Neighbor Days, fill out the Contact form on our website or email brianjparker@outlook.com.

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The organization's third and final major initiative for its 35th anniversary celebrates the neighborhood's past, present, and future with a continuation of the biennial Historic Home Tour.  This year's tour will take place the weekend of September 26th-27th, 2015.  As one of only five neighborhoods covered by Historic Preservation Overlay zoning (established December 20th, 1999), the housing stock of the Brady Heights Historic District features a variety of architectural styles and is the most complete pre-1920 neighborhood in Tulsa.  Guests on the Historic Home Tour have the opportunity to tour over 10 homes in the neighborhood, getting a chance to see how current residents have adapted floor plans--which in some cases pre-date the establishment of Oklahoma's statehood--to present-day living.  This year's Historic Home Tour will also feature other exciting activities to be announced closer to the tour date to celebrate the 35th anniversary year.

Brady Heights Neighborhood Assocation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was incorporated in 1980 to serve the residents of the Brady Heights Historic District of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Its officers, board directors, and members work together to undertake projects which improve the neighborhood and preserve its unique character for future generations.

For further information, contact:

Brian Parker, President, brianjparker@outlook.com