Over the next few months we’ll highlight these islands and the people who volunteer their time and talents to transform them into attractive and welcoming public spaces.
We begin at the corner of Mammoth Road and Woodward Avenue where the Erickson family–Corey and Gayle and daughters Jessica and Hannah–maintains the large flower bed located in Fr. Maguire Park in memory of Gayle’s mother. They plant annuals to complement the shrubs and perennials and keep the plants watered. They also make sure the shrubs are trimmed and weeds and litter kept at bay.
“The City’s Adopt an Island Program was foremost, a way to rededicate our love to an amazing person no longer with us,” says Corey. “It was a great effort we hope continues with dedication… the very best and most local of ways to illustrate the significance of greenspace preservation, community pride & positive neighborhood influence. We enjoy the partnership!”
If you happen to see them at work on the island, give them a shoutout of thanks for their work keeping this Pawtucketville corner looking great.