Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Every year, the City and Borough of Juneau relies on the generosity of local citizens to add beautiful flowers to Juneau's landscape through the Adopt-A-Flower program.
All donations go to funding 200 hanging baskets, 60 flower barrels, and 50 flower beds and planters seen throughout town, from the Juneau International Airport to Downtown Juneau. Donate online through the Parks & Recreation registration catalog (look under Special Events). All donations received by May 7 will be recognized on an Adopt-A-Flower sign displayed at Marine Park Plaza.
Most of the flowers that get planted around town start as seedlings in CBJ's Mendenhall Valley greenhouse. In preparation for the summer season, Parks & Recreation Landscape Division staff members plant and care for more than 16,000 seedlings. The flowers are planted in May.
Donations for the Adopt-A-Flower program come in various funding levels:
Seedling Sponsor $15 – $99
Flower Bed Sponsor $100 – $249
Flower Barrel Sponsor $250 – $499
Hanging Basket Sponsor $500 and up
The first seven people who donate $500 or above will receive a hanging basket from the landscape crew. Donate online through the Parks & Recreation registration catalog (look under Special Events).
For more information, call Parks & Recreation at (907) 586-5226.