Volunteers needed to replant downtown gardens this weekend


Lucy Robinson

Wrangell Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas (left) and volunteer Cindy Martin, who serves on the Parks and Rec board, got in some early work last Saturday ahead of this weekend's community-wide effort to restore and replant the downtown flower beds. Volunteers can sign up for tasks and tools starting at 9 a.m. both days, registering at the downtown pavilion.

A few volunteers and city parks and recreation staff have started the work, but the big push to clean up, restore and replant downtown garden beds -and generally spruce up Front Street - is this weekend.

The work project stretches down Front Street from the Stikine Inn to Rayme's Bar, said Kate Thomas, parks director. "I am not going to turn down help, ever."

Volunteers can sign up and pick up tools, supplies and assignments at the downtown pavilion 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, though volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools if they have any, Thomas said...

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