Adopt-A-Street participants recognized during appreciation event

Posted on Wednesday December 06, 2017
Adopt A Street

A successful year for Cornwall’s Adopt-A-Street program drew to a close on Thursday, November 30th with an appreciation event for participants at the Benson Centre.

City Council members and City staff offered thanks and presented certificates of appreciation to the dozens of participants who were in attendance.

Residents Pam and Ray Carson – two key champions of the program – and several others were presented with City of Cornwall jackets as a token of appreciation for going above and beyond this year.

“I can’t think of a better example of civic pride than the work you guys are doing for the benefit of our community,” Parks and Recreation Division Manager Jamie Fawthrop told the participants.
Mayor O’Shaughnessy and Councillors Elaine MacDonald and Carilyne Hebert were also on hand to offer words of thanks on behalf of City Council.

Through the program, residents, businesses and groups volunteer to ‘adopt’ a particular street, park or other public space and pick up litter when need be. More than 1,200 individuals were involved in the program in this second year, far outpacing the results from the first year. That figure includes the involvement of several schools as well as youth in the City’s Summer Playground Program.

The City provides the necessary supplies for participants and collects bags of litter from designated drop off points when need be.

For more information on the program or to register, please click here.