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America In Bloom

 America In Bloom logo
For the first time, Estes Park will participate in the America in Bloom program, and community members and businesses are invited to become involved at the ground level. America in Bloom is a non-profit, nationwide program promoting beautification through education and community involvement, while utilizing flowers, plants, trees, and other lifestyle enhancements. Locally known as Estes Park in Bloom, the project is a community-wide effort involving businesses, residents and Town government.
 
America in Bloom is the only organization of its kind offering an award program with on-site, one-on-one mentoring and coaching by a team of expert judges. The team will be in Estes Park July 11 and 12 and will provide the local committee with a detailed, written evaluation following its visit. The evaluation is based upon six criteria: floral displays, urban forestry, landscaped areas, heritage preservation, environmental efforts, and the overall impression/cleanliness of the community.
 
“At the heart of the program is not just the possibility of an award or recognition, it’s the effort to bring the community together with the common goal of community beautification,” said Keri Kelly of the Town of Estes Park Parks Division. She added, “Getting involved in Estes Park in Bloom will bring satisfaction to everyone who participates, as we make the community where we live, work and play an even better place.” Kelly has established a local steering committee with representatives from businesses and other organizations. The committee is currently planning and seeking more public involvement.
 
Since America in Bloom was founded in 2001, nearly 200 cities in 40 states have participated. For more information or to become involved in the Estes Park in Bloom project, contact Keri Kelly at 970-577-3782 or email kkelly@estes.org
 
Town Hall floral