October 29, 2021
by Meg Daly
Miami, FL- Friends of The Underline received a generous donation from the MIAMI Association of Realtors. The contribution supports The Underline’s mission to provide free creative, community-based programming and to help restore biodiversity and resiliency. With the $10,000 donated, The Underline is reintroducing native endangered orchids in the Brickell Backyard. It also supports programming for the Family Day at The Underline, Building Blocks series which began October 16th.
As the largest local realtor association in Florida, MIAMI Association of Realtors has a long history of investing in the community by improving residents’ quality of life. They are proud supporters of The Underline’s mission to connect people to their environment and each other to create a safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable community.
“We are honored and proud to be a part of this exciting project. MIAMI Realtors, in partnership with the National Association of Realtors, has invested heavily in our communities and we see this as an investment in the future of Miami,” said Jennifer Wollmann, 2021 Chairman of the Board MIAMI Association of Realtors.
Working to bring free, interactive educational programming for all, Family Day at The Underline, Building Blocks will provide hands-on learning through play for kids. The event will take place every third Saturday of the month from 1-3 p.m. from October through July. The life sized Lego-esque toys sponsored by MIAMI Association of Realtors will enhance children’s math skills, fine motor skills, and problem-solving skills.
“The Underline is built on deep partnerships from both the public and private sector. Organizations like the MIAMI Association of Realtors understand The Underline’s value for improved and safe multi-modal mobility options, community and overall quality of life. We thank them for their investment in our transformative project” said Meg Daly, Founder Friends of The Underline.
The Underline is a 120-acre, 10-mile green infrastructure and urban trail project that is connecting people to their environment and their community. Committed to restoring South Florida’s biodiversity with the help of MIAMI Association of Realtors, orchids from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Million Orchid Project were recently installed in a dozen mature cabbage palms in the River Room. The new home for these endangered orchids provide an opportunity to thrive in the urban environment. Visit The Underline’s orchids in the River Room and watch them as they grow!
About MIAMI Association of Realtors
The MIAMI Association of Realtors was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 101 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward-MIAMI Association of Realtors, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS-MIAMI) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents 52,000 total real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. and has official partnerships with 223 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is www.MiamiRealtors.com
About The Underline
The Underline is a planned 10-mile urban trail, linear neighborhood park and public art destination that will span from the Miami River, north of Brickell Metrorail station, to Dadeland South. The Underline project will feature dedicated bike and pedestrian paths, amenities, art, programming, lighting, native vegetation as well as safety features and improvements at road crossings. The Underline will be built in three phases. The first phase, Brickell Backyard from the Miami River to Coral Way, opened February 2021. For more information, visit www.theunderline.org and/or follow on social media @theunderlinemia.