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UPDATE: Dubuque launches adopt-a-spot program

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People in the city of Dubuque can now play an active role in keeping the community clean.

The city has launching a new program called Adopt-A-Spot.

"We obviously have great city staff that are doing their part to to do a lot of the work that might require professional training or technical expertise, but there's also a lot of work that needs to be done that's basic picking up the trash," said Cori Burbach, assistant city manager. 

The program allows volunteers to get a dedicated spot in the city to maintain. "Parks is always what we tend to think about but that could be roadways, drainage basins, any spot in the community that could use an extra set of eyes."

It's not just about trash.

"We also are hoping to engage folks in things like planting, native habitat, as an example, so it's also a way to get to be involved in the process of designing what goes into some of these spaces," Burbach added.

For more information, or to adopt a spot, visit: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/adoptaspot

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The City of Dubuque has launched a new program to encourage people to play a role in keeping the community clean.

The  Adopt-A-Spot program allows volunteers to “adopt” a public space such as a street, park, or storm drain. The commitment is to regularly clean and maintain the spot for a year or more.

Activities include removing litter, reporting graffiti, keeping storm drains clear, landscape maintenance, and habitat restoration.

Adopted spots must be on City of Dubuque property.

City staff will work with volunteers to identify a location and develop a plan to maintain the space.

For more information, or to adopt a spot, visit: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/adoptaspot

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