Volunteers needed for Adopt-a-Park, Boise in Bloom programs
Neighbors and other volunteer groups are needed to help clean up
parks and plant and maintain flower beds in new Adopt-A-Park and
Boise in Bloom programs offered by Boise Parks &
Adopt-A-Park projects include litter pick up, filling mutt mitt
dispensers, inspection of site amenities for repair or maintenance,
graffiti removal, weeding, spreading safety surface materials at
playgrounds, painting benches, raking leaves and other
Locations include neighborhood parks and smaller sites such as
Baggley, Catalpa, DeMeyer, Helen B. Lowder and Redwood parks.
Boise in Bloom volunteers will plant and maintain existing
flower and planting beds at sites throughout the city. Participants
are also invited to propose new planting beds.
"Our goal is to build public awareness of the city's parks and
their benefits to the community," says Jerry Pugh, community
programs coordinator. "Participants gain a sense of ownership
toward the parks as well as a better understanding of maintenance
practices implemented to ensure a high quality experience for park
For both programs, volunteers are required to make a year-long
commitment and complete a training session to learn proper
maintenance techniques. Boise Parks & Recreation will provide
materials, tools, staff assistance and oversight.
Signs will be installed to acknowledge and thank volunteers.
For information, contact Jerry Pugh, Community Programs
Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or