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 Gifts and Legacies 

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The Gifts and Legacies Program provides an opportunity for people to show their Civic Pride by donating time or money to the beautification of Prince George. There are several ways that you can participate:

  • Dedicate a Picnic Table or a Park Bench to someone special.
  • Donate a Litter Container from a business or community group.
  • Purchase a Tree to enhance a park or green space.
  • Add a Flower Basket to the Bypass.
  • Adopt-A-Block and pick up litter with friends or co-workers.

Civic Pride starts with you!

Adopt-a-Picnic Table

These new stone aggregate picnic tables with wooden seats are a beautiful addition to parks and green spaces. Dedicate a table to someone special.

The City of Prince George will work with the sponsor to decide on a suitable location for the picnic table and an appropriate plaque for the community to enjoy.

Adopt-a-Picnic Table Process

  1. Fill out an application form [PDF] and hand it in to Community Services on the main floor of City Hall. We will contact you within 2 weeks to set up a site meeting to review the process, the table location, and the plaque details.
  2. You will be asked to sign off on the final wording of the plaque. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for plaque delivery.
  3. Donation amount of $2500 is due when wording of the plaque is approved. A tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of the donation.
  4. The Picnic Table will be installed in the agreed upon location between May and September depending on availability of resources and season.

Adopt-a-Bench

The City of Prince George’s popular bench program continues to grow in our parks, along our trails and boulevards. These well made recycled plastic benches with black powder coated frames are funded by individuals or groups and are often dedicated to a loved one.

The City of Prince George will work with the sponsor to decide on a suitable location for the bench and help with the wording on a plaque.  Sit back and enjoy the scenery on one of these beautiful park benches.

 Gifts and Legacies Bench

Adopt-A-Bench Process

  1. Fill out an application form [PDF] and hand it in to Community Services on the main floor of City Hall. We will contact you within 2 weeks to set up a site meeting to review the process, the bench location and the plaque details.
  2. You will be asked to sign off on the final wording of the plaque. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for plaque delivery.
  3. Donation amount of $2000 is due when wording of the plaque is approved. A tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of the donation.
  4. The Bench will be installed in the agreed upon location between May and September depending on availability of resources and weather conditions.

Adopt-a-Tree

This is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to the City of Prince George by sponsoring a tree that will continue to grow and thrive in our community. Donate a tree on one of our streets downtown or in one of three parks - Connaught Hill, Fort George or Rainbow. Trees range in donation price depending on the size and type of tree and start for as little as $150. Trees in parks will not have plaques.

Tree in Fort George Park 

Adopt-a-Tree Process

Trees can be sponsored in Parks and Green Spaces or in Downtown Street Tree locations.

  1. Fill out an application form (Parks & Green Spaces Application Form or Downtown Street Tree Application Form - PDF) and submit it to Community Services on the main floor of City Hall. We will contact you within 2 weeks to set up a site meeting to review the process and discuss the location.
  2. You can donate a Deciduous tree or a Coniferous tree (evergreen) in Connaught Hill Park, Fort George Park or Rainbow Park. The Deciduous trees will be sold in caliper sizes (50 mm, 60 mm or 75 mm) and the Coniferous trees will be sold by height (1 m, 2 m or 3 m). Deciduous trees range in price from $250-$425 and the Coniferous trees range in price from $150-$450. All trees will be installed with a 2 metre wide mulched tree well and will be maintained by the City of Prince George.
  3. You can also donate a Deciduous tree to a Downtown Street Tree location. The street tree standard includes a minimum 75 mm caliper tree complete with a metal tree grate and guard. The total cost is $3,000 and is cost shared 50% by the City of Prince George, for a total cost of $1,500 to the donor. Bronze donor plaques are also available for an additional fee.
  4. Your tree will be installed in an agreed upon location between May and September depending on availability of resources and season. Please Note: Selection of species and actual site location within a park, green space or downtown sidewalk is subject to review and approval by the City of Prince George.

Please Note: Selection of species and actual site location within a park or greenbelt will be made by park staff. All trees will be installed with a 2 metre wide mulched well.

 

Adopt-a-Flower basket

Flower baskets bloom in the downtown and along major Prince George streets and highways. Special thanks to the Bypass Committee, the Downtown Business Improvement Association, the Gateway Business Improvement Association and the City of Prince George for ensuring the flower baskets on our streets keep blooming. Visitors and locals enjoy the colours and the beauty of these spectacular baskets throughout the summer and into the fall.

Flower Basket

 

Adopt-a-Flower Basket Process

  1. Fill out an application form [PDF] and hand in to Community Services on the main floor of City Hall.
  2. Depending on location the Bypass Committee will contact you to advise of the date the basket will be hung. Baskets are usually hung in early June and are up until the fall.
  3. The actual location of the basket is chosen by the Bypass Committee.

Please Note: The donation amount for the purchase, installation and seasonal maintenance of a 21 inch flower basket is $200 with subsidy.

Adopt-a-Block

This program is invaluable to the appearance of our City and relies on you to get involved. Be proud of your neighbourhood, park, downtown, riverbank, street or highway and invest some time in picking up litter and keeping it clean for all to enjoy. Adopt a block signs are erected to recognize the efforts of the volunteers that clean up our city.

Adopt-a-Block sign

 

Adopt a Block Process

  1. Fill out an application form [PDF] and hand it in to Community Services on the main floor of City Hall clearly identifying the block you are adopting.
  2. You will be contacted within two weeks of submitting your request. We will work with your group to identify areas of concern and to explain how the Adopt-A-Block program works.
  3. Two Adopt a Block recognition signs will be installed recognizing the groups efforts. Signage, resources and weather allowing, will be installed within a month of receiving a completed application. It is recommended that the group adopt a minimum of 1 mile (1.6km).
  4. Each year a letter is sent to the adopt a block group to thank you for the efforts of the previous year and to encourage you to let us know if your group is still active in litter pick up and if the contact information remains the same.

Adopt-a-Litter Container

This unique program may not be glamorous but it is where litter reduction begins! Increase the number of litter containers in an area and “Pitch In” by making it easy for garbage to be put in its place. Get a group together or take the matter into your own hands and sponsor one of the following two litter containers:

  • Bear Proof Litter Container: Metal container with attractive wood siding and a bear-proof lid. Donation amount is $1500 and includes a plaque.
  • City Streets Litter Container: Attractive 700 lb. exposed aggregate litter container with lock-down metal lid. Donation amount is $1300 and includes a plaque.

 

Adopt a Litter Container Process

  1. Fill out an application form [PDF] and hand it in to Community Services on the main floor of City Hall. We will contact you within 2 weeks to set up a site meeting to review the location, process and plaque details.
  2. You can donate a Bear Proof Litter Container in a park or along a trail, or you can donate a City Streets Litter Container along a City street or sidewalk. The actual location of the litter container will be agreed upon between the donor and City of Prince George staff.
  3. A personalized plaque recognizing the donation will be installed on the litter container.
  4. Your litter container will be installed in the agreed upon location between May and September depending on availability of resources and season.






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