The Jeffers Bend Steering Committee and the Pennyrile RC& D Council recently conducted a city-wide survey to receive feedback about the public’s perception of the Jeffers Bend Botanical Garden.
Charles Turner says committee members wanted to know whether or not the local botanical garden was meeting the needs of the community and how officials could turn it into a regional hot spot.
Mr. Turner says he was surprised that so many residents offered their input.
Mr. Turner says 205 residents responded to the survey with 94 percent of respondents saying with proper planning and marketing, Jeffers Bend could expand as a valuable community and regional resource.
Other priorities residents stated they would like to see implemented are the following; plan and promote river activities, increase visibility of Take Kids Fishing and Nature Fest, promote canoeing on river, involve more volunteers, expand Jeffers Bend Steering Committee.