Adopt a Garden in Mt. Pleasant
Public support sought to maintain landscaping in civic areas throughout city
MT. PLEASANT — Mt. Pleasant is asking civic, youth, church and local groups for help keeping the city beautiful through its “Adopt-A-Garden” program, headed up by Heidi Kelso, Mt Pleasant city councilwoman.
Kelso is on the city’s beautification committee and is the contact person for the program. According to Kelso, the city maintenance crews do not have the time or workforce to attend to the landscaping maintenance that the city’s civic areas, such as the welcome signs or the city hall, would naturally need.
For a long time, Kelso says she has tried to keep up with the gardening herself, to no avail. “Something that has bothered me for a long time is that the welcome signs are beautiful, and they just sit there and get covered in weeds,” Kelso said.
Mt. Pleasant is offering to supply all the materials for maintaining the garden areas and asking local civic groups to take on the gardening responsibilities. The six areas that need help are the north and south welcome signs, the city hall, the library, the recreation center and the cemetery. Interested groups are directed to contact Kelso at 469-0107.