Texarkana, Texas | The City of Texarkana, Texas has launched a new program to increase beautification and resident involvement: Adopt-A-Spot.
The program, spearheaded by the Public Works Department, will allow residents, businesses, civic organizations, churches and other interested parties to adopt a variety of locations around the city, including streets, medians, lots, parks, creeks, blocks, trails, alleys and more. The individuals will maintain the area, and will receive recognition from the city if desired.
Kyle Dooley, Director of Public Works, created the program to meet the request of a local motorcycle interest group, and to serve a purpose in the community.
“In a city the size of Texarkana, there will always be more work mowing, weeding, cleaning, and maintaining than we can keep up with,” Dooley said. “We have a great team that works hard year-round to keep our city clean, but we need residents to join in our efforts as well.”
The program started with Harley Davidson Whiskey River H.O.G. Chapter Director, Neil Jones and his motorcycle riding group asking to maintain Walton Drive from Highway 82 to University Drive.
“Because one local civic group volunteered to pick up litter, we are creating an opportunity for everyone to partner with us in maintaining our public spaces,” Dooley said.
Jones said the H.O.G. chapter volunteered to maintain the area because they understand a need for people to get involved in the community.
“We want to help keep Texarkana a nice place to live, shop and ride our motorcycles, “Jones said. “I hope this program catches on and everyone else gets involved.”
For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, call the Public Works Department at (903) 798-3948. For more information about this release, please contact Lisa Thompson, Public Information Officer for the City of Texarkana, Texas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 798-1743.