Main Street Vineland Looking For Volunteers for Clean-Up and Planting Project

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VINELAND —Main Street Vineland volunteers will hold a major clean-up and planting project in downtown Vineland on two successive Saturdays in September.
Fall Clean-Up Day on September 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will focus on the mini-parks at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard and various downtown locations—including planters, landscaping around parking lots, and pedestrian alleyways. Volunteers from Century Savings Bank, Main Street Vineland’s Adopt-a-Block project partner for September, will join in the clean-up initiative on that day.
Fall Planting Day will take place on September 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will plant flowers at the mini-parks at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard, as well as other downtown focal points from the week before.
Main Street Vineland is seeking additional volunteers for both of these projects to have coverage for the larger areas to be cleaned and planted. Single volunteers, as well as clubs and organizations, are being sought for this effort, as well as to adopt areas to maintain throughout the year. Volunteers are also being sought who are interested in helping on a continuing basis in keeping downtown Vineland looking good.
“We have quite a few areas downtown that can be made more attractive and beautiful. Between the harsh winter and neglect, these areas have suffered and are in need of a systematic way of maintaining them. The more people we get, the more we can turn the tide, make these areas real focal points and instill a real sense of pride in our downtown and our city,” said Russell Swanson, Main Street Vineland Executive Director. "We have organizations that come out on the third weekend of each month to help with our Adopt-a-Block project to help maintaining what we accomplish and keep the clean-up effort going. We encourage even more people to join us in getting exercise while, at the same time, contributing to the beautification of our downtown.”
Volunteers can meet at the parks at 9 a.m. on both days and though some tools and equipment will be available, those volunteering should bring hand tools and comfortable gardener’s gloves. Those who are not needed at the parks will then go to other areas to clean-up and plant.
Free pizza will be provided afterward on both days to anyone who volunteers.
To volunteer, or for more information, call the Main Street Vineland office at 856.794.8653 or e-mail rswanson@vinelandcity.org.