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Mayor Alex B. Morse is pleased to welcome back Holyoke’s Annual Adopt-an-Island program. This marks the 12th year for the program which boasts over 100 participants. Many residents appreciate the Adopt-an-Island program that aims to bring colorful and creative gardening on various islands throughout the city.

As part of the program, the city supplies a sign with the sponsoring business or organization name, wood mulch and regular watering. Sponsors’ responsibilities include providing their own live plant materials (artificial flowers prohibited) and maintenance – weeding, dead heading, fertilizer, and Spring and Fall clean-up. Vegetation such as shrubs and ornamental grasses that may obstruct visibility in traffic areas may not exceed 36” in height.

“The Holyoke Adopt-an-Island program makes a major improvement in the aesthetic appearance of the City by transforming otherwise blacktopped and weed filled areas into beautiful planting beds,” commented David Healey, one of the program organizers.

For more information, contact David Healey (413) 627-9202, or Diane Brennan (413) 875-1617, For additional information please visit the Holyoke’s Adopt an Island Website.

Posted on April 25, 2013 by