Keep Poquoson Beautiful
KEEP POQUOSON BEAUTIFUL!
AFTER ALL, BULL ISLAND IS
MOTHER EARTH'S FAVORITE CHILD!
APRIL 20, 2013 9AM - 12 NOON
Thank you! and Job Well Done! for all your hard work and time, during good weather and bad, to keep the City of Poquoson Beautiful with your Adopt-A-Spot cleanups and special events like the Great American Cleanup and Clean the Bay Day.
This year, the City of Poquoson along with our Reginal Partner, askHRgreen.org will celebrate the Great American Cleanup/Keep Hampton Roads Beautiful with "Earth Days", by expanding Earth Day (April 21, 2013) throughout the entire month of April! I hope you will all join us to keep Mother Earth's favorite child, Bull Island, beautiful!
This would be a great month for each Adopt-A-Spot group to plan at least one site pickup and along with your activity report, if possible, send us pictures of before, during and after your event. Some pictures will be posted on the City's webiste and possibly even HRClean's website.
On April 20th, we plan to "spiff up" four of the City's Pump Station sites - new coat of paint, shrubs and fence sections with flower beds. We are also having a contest to showcase an artist(s) who would like to paint a scene on the side of one or more of the stations. So put on your best Bull Island thinking caps and submit a draft of how you would beautify a utility pump station. Top notch judges will help us pick the winners. Please submit your draft to the City Manager's Office, 500 City Hall Avenue no later than March 29th at 4:00pm.
Another project on April 20th will involve the planning and planting of an "Islander Rain Garden" at 12 Municipal Drive in front of the new Public Wroks Building. Poquoson's high water table and soil types often do not meet State rain garden siting requirements. However, this garden will demonstrate that residents can still plant environmental-friendly "rainbow" gardens that provide some water quality treatment thereby improving the Bay's health. We are asking for assistance from the Master Gardeners and anyone who believes in "flower power". There will be dirt hauling, plant planting and it should be a very good day for all!
We are also asking volunteers to help us affix "No Dumping * Drains To Waterway" medallions on drains located primarily on Wythe Creek Road's main street area. These medallions will help remind/educate everyone that water flowing into storm drains goes directly into our local streams and Bay.