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City of Quincy's “Adopt-an-Island” Program

City of Quincy's “Adopt-an-Island” Program

Mayor Thomas Koch announced that the City’s “Adopt-an-Island” program has some available opportunities for interested businesses and community groups. The successful program allows private entities to maintain public areas in return for a small sign recognizing their commitment to beautifying the community. This public-private partnership is more than 22 years old and has helped beautify traffic islands and public squares throughout Quincy.

“First, I want to thank all those folks that participate in our existing adopt-an-island program,” said Mayor Koch. “Our beautification efforts are augmented by the commitment of so many to keeping our City looking great. I further want to encourage businesses and community groups, not currently involved, to think about joining this mutually-beneficial program.”

People interested in learning more about the program can call the Department of Natural Resources at (617) 376-1251. In return for keeping the adopted area neat, clean, and beautiful the City places a small, uniform program sign in the area with the name of the sponsoring business or group.

“Beautification is a team effort,” said Commissioner of Natural Resources Dave Murphy. “We encourage businesses not only to join this program but also to take pride in their own properties. Some of our businesses do a great job already but some could do better. I hope that beautification is contagious and more people pitch in to keep Quincy looking great.”