Businesses, neighborhoods and civic groups are encouraged to become the caretakers for public spaces such as traffic islands, medians and entrances into neighborhoods. Mowing, edging, planting and keeping these areas litter free enhances property values and increases trade, tourism and tax dollars for our city. Groups interested in adopting an area may below to start the adoption process.
Jackson residents take pride in their homes and neighborhoods, and work together to maintain the very best appearance for the overall beautification of the area. The first 'Earth Day' helped prompt passage of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act and it helped move the president and congress to create the Environmental Protection Agency.
Local communities can and must continue to make major contributions to solving our environmental and natural resource problems. Likewise, schools and service organizations can do their part to shape our future by raising awareness about the environment. You can help solve the solid waste delima by developing "smart habits". Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Businesses and residents who pay attention to the aesthetic appeal of landscaping and planting, tend to have a positive impact on the lives of area residents, visitors, businesses and institutions. Statistics show that trees and vegetation can raise property value. Celebrate the power of native species, in restoring ecological balance to the environment.
Trees and sidewalk gardens reduce flooding and water pollution. The presence of trees reduces the speed of drivers, and reduces the frequency and severity of crashes.