The Principal Financial Group Foundation has given $10,000 to help buy shade trees for the Beaver Avenue Streetscape Project. The $1.7 million project includes infrastructure, environmental and aesthetic upgrades along Beaver's commercial corridor, between Beaver Crest and Fagen drives. The project also has received other funding and is being coordinated by the city of Des Moines, the Beaverdale Betterment Coalition and the Beaverdale Neighborhood Association. Construction is slated to begin this spring. For more information, visit