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City: Volunteers Needed to Plant Bulbs

Lilies on Washington Boulevard from years past. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
Lilies on Washington Boulevard from years past. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
The City of Long Beach has put out a call for volunteers to help plant flower bulbs for a spring bloom.

“Anyone who is interested in helping can meet at the Ice Arena at 9 a.m. on January 19th and 20th,” reads an announcement that was posted on the city’s website Monday morning.

The city will provide the bulbs and the site of the plantings, according to the announcement. City Council President Scott Mandel cited 30 parks throughout the city that are in need of planting.

“This is going to be a terrific project for our community, and we are looking forward to seeing many residents assisting in our recovery process this weekend,” Mandel said in a statement.

For more information about the volunteer project, email the city at sandyvolunteers@longbeachny.gov with the subject line "bulb planting.”

At last week’s City Council meeting, resident Eileen Hession praised the out-of-town volunteer groups that participated in recovery efforts in Long Beach after Hurricane Sandy and asked if more volunteers could be brought back to help with simpler tasks, such as cleaning up broken glass in the streets.
mosco January 14, 2013 at 02:51 PM
This city has more people on its payroll than Wal Mart. And they need volunteers. Pathetic.
NYskydiver January 14, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Mosco whats wrong with helping your City out?
cabbage patch kid January 15, 2013 at 06:56 AM
This is for the people of long beach to help them with the healing process
water guy January 15, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Will the bulbs be okay with all the salt in our soil ? I will be happy to help but I think getting volunteers to plants dune grass would be much better idea, making this town look great is quite nice but protecting our city from any potential storms this winter would be a much better use of volunteers.
mosco January 16, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Healing process? Plant some flowers to console myself on the thousands of dollars of damage Sandy cost me. Puuulease.
cabbage patch kid January 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Hey mosco with that attitude people like you will never find happiness

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