Chamber Program Aimed at Non-Adopted Parks
The Superior Douglas-County Chamber Foundation Youth Leadership Program is tackling yet another project within the City of Superior.
On Sunday, May 7, both the junior and senior classes of the program will be going around to the Non-Adopted Parks and doing a spring cleaning for the City of Superior. And then one final sweep on Wisconsin point. How this came to be was the senior class’s, Community Outreach Team, wanted to give back to the community around the spring time. They thought, “Why don’t we do a city wide park clean-up?” The team then got together and started to plan this big event.
The purpose of cleaning up the Non- Adopted parks is to try and raise awareness of these beautiful parks that can still be adopted by members in the community, businesses, clubs, and families.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these students,” Chamber Foundation Education Director Jake Siptroth said. “It is great to see these students coming together and wanting to make the parks clean and safe for the people that live within the community. But also, raise awareness and encourage community members to come and adopt these beautiful parks.”
“The Adopt Program allows individuals, businesses and organizations to show pride in their community by taking an active role in the upkeep and improvements of local parks, gardens, streets/trails, beaches, and outdoor ice rinks.” Director of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Linda Cadotte said. “Volunteers work with staff in selecting an area that may be adopted and then work to keep that area beautiful by planting flowers, painting, reporting vandalism or damage, planning clean-up days and other maintenance activities. We ask for a minimum commitment of two years of service and in return, the City will place a sign acknowledging the adopter’s work in their assigned area.”
Please visit https://www.superiorchamber.org/youth-leadership-program for more information about the Chamber Foundation Youth Leadership Program.
Contact: David Minor, President/CEO and Jake Siptroth, Chamber Foundation Education Director
Superior Douglas County Area Chamber Foundation