25 years ago, Mark “Hawkeye” Louis had a crazy idea to plant trees along the bare median of Fort Worth’s historic, brick lined Camp Bowie Boulevard. Today, the street is known for its miles of mature oak trees that shade this picturesque thoroughfare.
In 1997, Hawkeye organized the West Side of Fort Worth and started a tree adoption program to finance the planting and irrigation of the trees. In early 1998 the trees were planted. Today the historic Camp Bowie Boulevard is known for its mature oak trees that creat a canopy along the street.
On March 29, 2023, Fort Worth City Mayor Mattie Parker and City Council Member Michael D. Crain honored Hawkeye for the 25th Anniversary of the Camp Bowie Tree Project.
Whereas, Over the last 25 years, Camp Bowie Boulevard has become a beautiful tree lined street thanks to many citizens who donated to the project and the efforts spearheaded by one local DJ, Mark “Hawkeye” Louis of 96.3 KSCS, with the surrounding community benefiting from the improvements now and the continued beautification of Camp Bowie Boulevard
Now Therefore: The City of Fort Worth does hereby recognize and proclaim the 29th of March 2023:
25th Anniversary of the Camp Bowie Tree Project