Communities ready to take the Tidy Towns Challenge.
July 4th, 2012
Tidy Towns, Newfoundland and Labrador’s only provincial community beautification program gets underway as judges prepare to travel the countryside and evaluate participating communities.
The annual contest for the most well tended town in Newfoundland and Labrador began in 1995 and is named after it’s Irish counterpart and modelled after the national Canadian program Communities in Bloom.
Volunteer judges who issue each town with a written report complimenting positive development and actions and providing positive suggestions on how the community can improve their overall environment judge the competition during July and August.
Tidy Towns is an initiative of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with Communities in Bloom, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador Women’s Institutes, NL Association of Landscape Architects, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB), and Atlantic Planners Institute, NL Branch.
The Tidy Towns program is funded largely in part by the Department of Municipal Affairs. Other contributing sponsors include MMSB and Johnson Insurance.
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