Blog #2 | Downtown Brockville DBIA

July 17, 2018
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Communities in Bloom Blog #2: Ways to Get Involved

Now that you know more about Communities in Bloom, it’s time to get educated on what you can do get more involved with the program. Of the programs that run in Brockville to improve our community, we stand out due to the fact that Communities in Bloom focuses more on pride, involvement, and improvement rather than judging success based solely on the numbers. There are many ways to get involved and help improve our city, and we believe that becoming involved with Communities in Bloom is an excellent way to give back to our community. Some of the program you can participate in to get involved with Communities in Bloom include;

 

  • Adopt-A-Planter Program

This program was started this year by the DBIA in an attempt to liven up the King St. planters, the premise was to get volunteers to sign up and take care of a planter of their choice to further beautify the downtown area. The participants were able to choose from a variety of different plants types and colours, so that they could put their own twist on their planter to make it unique and fun. There are many volunteers who signed up, and are taking care of planters downtown, however there are still spots available who are looking for someone to take care of them.

 

  • Community Clean-Ups

The community clean-ups are a great way to get involved and help out our community, as they are based around tidying our streets and improving areas that need extra attention. Each clean-up focuses on a different area to improve, whether it’s converting a stretch of empty sidewalk into a planter garden, or walking each side of King St. picking up waste, the clean-ups cover all of the bases throughout the year. It is a very easy way to get involved with both the city of Brockville and the Communities in Bloom initiative as all it takes is volunteering some time, a bit of effort, and a passion to want to improve your community. The next clean-up date will be held at 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 18th, for more details on the clean-ups visit our Facebook page.

 

  • Communities in Bloom Committee

Joining the Communities in Bloom committee is a great way to become more involved in our community. As we stated in the last blog, Communities in Bloom is about much more than just flowers, it’s about the growth and improvement in all aspects of communities, whether that is improved landscaping, better waste/recycling initiatives, or more heritage acknowledgment, becoming a member of our committee can serve a purpose for anyone.

 

There are also other ways to get involved that aren’t programs or volunteer opportunities, such as simply being a committee member or contributing advice or resources for the rest of the committee to use. The bottom line is that nobody wants to live in a community with poor conditions, so get involved with Communities in Bloom and help us improve our great city, one project at a time.

 

Communities in Bloom is always looking for more dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the improvement of our community, so if you are interested, or know of others who may fit this criteria, get involved. Joining the Communities in Bloom committee is an easy process, but if you are looking for more information about Brockville’s Communities in Bloom before you sign up, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CIBBrockville/ or email us at hgeneau@downtownbrockville.com

 

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