Communities In Bloom promotes involvement and action by citizens of all ages, the municipal government, local organizations, and businesses. The program strives to improve the tidiness, appearance and visual appeal of Canada's neighbourhoods, parks, open spaces and streets through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees. A focus on environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture is also an integral part of its success resulting in an improved quality of life.
The Whitecourt Communities In Bloom Committee needs you!
If you would like to be part of Communities In Bloom Initiatives, the Committee, or would like more information, please contact the Community Services Department at 780-778-3637.
Local Bloom Competition
Each year, the Communities In Bloom Committee hosts a local Bloom Competition. You can self-register for the competition or nominate a neighbour! Watch for nomination deadlines and summer judging dates for the 2017 Competition.
Adopt A Banner
The Whitecourt Communities In Bloom Committee is pleased to continue the Adopt a Banner Program. The program encourages you to adopt a decorative banner that will be displayed on light standards throughout our community. This program will increase the aesthetic appeal of Whitecourt streets and neighbourhoods. For more information, please view the information brochure on the Adopt A Banner Program.
The Yellow Fish Road Project
The Yellow Fish Road Project is a proactive environmental initiative, which educates the public about the storm sewer system and encourages people not to dump oil, pesticides, turpentine, paint and other unwanted substances containing chemicals into the storm sewer system. Join this project today by calling or visiting the Community Services Department at the Town Administration Office at 778-6300.
Gardening With Native Plants
By using native plants to the Whitecourt area, many hazards of gardening can be eliminated because you can be sure that the plants will be cold tolerant and hardy in other conditions specific to our area.
By adopting water savvy habits in and around your home this summer, you can save money on your water bills and still have a beautiful lawn and garden.
Park Guardian Program
The Park Guardian program was established to encourage community involvement in the care and maintenance of all green spaces, in particular parks, playgrounds, and school yards.