Group hails beautification efforts in city

Two city yards are pictured in the city of Dunkirk.

Revitalize Dunkirk, Inc. appreciates residents who are making Dunkirk a more attractive place to live. Volunteers from the organization’s Beautification Committee in the spring, summer, and fall recognize five residential properties in each of the four city of Dunkirk wards for efforts made to beautify homes with landscaping and flower gardens. Postcards are then sent to the “Resident Gardeners” to let each know efforts are noticed and appreciated.

There will be another twenty homes chosen in September. To suggest someone for recognition please email revitalizedunkirk@gmail.com and type “Garden Thank You” in the subject line.

The Beautification Committee Volunteers also design and maintain the plantings at the “Welcome” signs at the entrances to the city. In addition, plantings at Wright Park, Steger Housing, Brooks Memorial Hospital, Bataan Avenue, Bi-Centennial Park, and several other sites are also maintained.

If you’ve admired the corner gardens along Fifth Street, the Beautification Committee Volunteers encourage you to do something similar on a corner near you. As long as there is a convenient water source, Beautification Committee Volunteers will help prepare, design, share plants, and advise and guide you to create the garden.

One could start with something as simple as “circling the street sign” with Spring bulbs or annuals or teaming up with a neighbor or two on a larger corner project.

Two city yards are pictured in the city of Dunkirk.

Additional volunteers are always welcomed since the core group has just about maximized the number of sites that can be maintained. Revitalize Dunkirk, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that advocates ideas for improved urban living to residents and elected officials of the City of Dunkirk in order to preserve the historic heritage, enhance the physical infrastructure, reinvigorate commerce, and boost community pride and vision. For more information visit: www.revitalizedunkirk.com.


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