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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Downtown beautification project seeks volunteers to adopt garden beds


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Nancy Delpero, left, and Lori Bauer work on the garden bed on the corner of McKinnon and Front streets next to the dental office in May 2022. The two unofficially adopted the bed a couple years ago, and the Parks and Recreation Department is now seeking volunteers to adopt six other downtown beds.

Whether you have a green thumb or are all thumbs around greenery doesn't matter. If you want to help beautify downtown, the Parks and Recreation Department is looking for you. And your thumbs.

Six garden beds throughout the downtown need to be adopted by volunteers who will weed, clean, water and maintain the spots. Another six have already been adopted.

"The beautification of downtown Wrangell is everybody's responsibility in that your community is what you make of it," said Lucy Robinson, director of Parks and Recreation. "This isn't just for visitors, this is for us. When you have a nice do...

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