Thanks a lot, big bad drought. The powers-that-be had a choice last summer — save the 100-year-old oaks or water the grass. No question there.
So the trees are flourishing, but the grass is dead. Now, as the time is ripe for replanting, the park is hoping to raise $25,000 to pay for replanting the most damaged sections. That means 20,000-plus yards of grass.
According to the Discovery Green website, "The Jones Lawn, Sarofim Picnic Lawn and Fondren Performance Slope are showing signs of extreme stress and are in desperate need of resod and reseeding."
Organizers are calling the effort the "Grow the Green" campaign and you can donate by visiting the site.