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Citizen volunteers spruce up medians through the Adopt-A-Median Program

May 9, 2016 11:52 AM

Manchester Road median

Nine medians dotting Manchester Road and East Pass on the city's southwest side recently got freshened up with new mulch and readied for the growing season, thanks to the volunteer efforts of residents in the Stone Meadows and Country Grove neighborhoods.

Residents are participating in City Engineering's Adopt-A-Median program, which is an opportunity for community members to make Madison beautiful and promote the environment by maintaining and modifying medians around the city.  Volunteers, working individually or affiliated with neighborhood associations, groups or businesses may apply to adopt medians in residential neighborhoods.

With an approved application and waiver forms, volunteers may receive free mulch (coordinated delivery in the volunteers' neighborhood) and supplies such as safety vests and traffic cones.  Some monetary reimbursement for approved plantings may be available from the City Engineering Division.

Does your neighborhood have a median in need of a little T-L-C?  Find out how to get involved with the Adopt-A-Median program by checking out www.cityofmadison.com/adoptamedian. 

And a special thank you to all the volunteers across the city giving of their time and efforts to take care of medians in their neighborhoods. 

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