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Save Hanson Avenue Crepe Myrtle Median

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It turns out the City of Fredericksburg requires that petitions be signed in person or via other communication with a petition gatherer. We can make that happen.

If you live in Fredericksburg, Virginia, (22401) contact Mayo Carter at and she will reach out to you.

You should also sign this petition and leave comments as well, to help support this issue.



The undersigned Fredericksburg residents petition the City of Fredericksburg to preserve and perpetuate the historic landscape of the Hanson Avenue median.

This landscape spans from U.S. Route 1 to Fall Hill Avenue and consists of 59 pink multi stemmed crepe myrtles in a linear pattern.

This preservation includes the protection of the median from the addition of any other landscape elements.

The neighborhood qualifies for the National Register under criterion (a), as it is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history as defined by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

The iconic crepe myrtle median is an integral part of the neighborhood's charm and history. Preservation of neighborhood and community character along with visual appeal are all goals supported by the city's Comprehensive Plan.

As local citizens, we want to be good stewards and preserve historic resources as stated in the Comprehensive Plan. These crepe myrtles deserve our attention. They provide a pollen source for several native bee species as well as for honey bees. Moreover, since crepe myrtles bloom during the summer months when other pollen sources are scarce, they have great potential to alleviate stress on pollinators due to food shortages.


Please contact Mayo <> so she can add your name to the petition being submitted to the Fredericksburg City Council on Jan. 12.

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