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510 W. Main Street | Artesia, NM 88210

Mailing Address: PO Box 1635, Artesia, NM 88211

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Artesia MainStreet is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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THE GREENWAY STORY

Since its inception in 1997, Artesia MainStreet has focused on improving the major corridors into Artesia, including First Street. A majority of first impressions of Artesia are established as visitors travel into the community on First Street. Artesia MainStreet has been working on acquiring the railroad right-of-way on the east side of First Street
intermittently for the past 15+ years.

In 2015, MainStreet renewed its efforts to acquire the necessary possessory rights to the Railroad Tract. As a result of those efforts, the City of Artesia was able to purchase the right-of-way land from BNSF Railway in 2017. The remaining property needed for the project was donated to the City by HollyFrontier Corporation and Jack and Kenetta Matthews.

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THE COMMEMORATIVE TREE PROGRAM

Working in partnership with the City of Artesia, Artesia MainStreet is developing a green space along the east side of the North First Street right-of-way.  The area starts at Eagle Draw and extends north to the intersection of North Roselawn Ave.  Plans call for planting approximately 500 trees and ornamental bushes.  Varieties include Eldarica Pines, Live Oaks, Deodar Cedar, Red Oaks, Crepe Myrtles and additional deciduous and accent trees.  The area covers 11 acres of land and will also be planted with Bermuda grass.

The Commemorative Tree program is your opportunity to invest in a long-lasting tribute to an individual or occasion by planting a tree in his or her honor.  At the same time, your donation will enhance the Greenway as well as provide a gift to the entire community for future generations.

Memorialize

The most meaningful memorial is one that will benefit coming generations. Trees are planted so everyone can appreciate the beauty and enjoyment a living tree provides. Planting a memorial tree is a remembrance of the past and at the same time a renewing of life.

Honor

A Tree Donation provides a lasting reminder of a friend or loved one’s achievements.

Celebrate

A Tree Donation provides a lasting reminder of a friend or loved one’s achievements.

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HOW YOUR LOVED ONE WILL BE HONORED

The name of the loved one memorialized or honored will be inscribed on a leaf on the Commemorative Tree Plaque located inside the Artesia Chamber of Commerce.

A digital archive will be maintained on the Artesia MainStreet website with short bio about each person honored.  Family members will provide the information by completing the online form below or printing and filling out the brochure form above and with final approval going to the Artesia MainStreet Design Committee.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

To participate in the First Street Greenway Commemorative Tree Program, please fill out the form below and send a minimum payment of $250 payable to Artesia MainStreet to:

First Street Greenway

c/o Artesia MainStreet

PO Box 1635

Artesia, NM 88211

You may also download the brochure above and fill it out and submit your payment with the form from the brochure.

COMMEMORATIVE TREE PROGRAM DONATION FORM
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*The bios provided will need final approval from the AMS Design Committee before being placed on the digital archive.

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*Please submit your payment to address listed above this form.

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