BlockWork heads to N. Main Street Saturday
SALISBURY — The Salisbury Community Appearance and Salisbury Housing Advocacy commissions will host their seventh annual “BlockWork” neighborhood beautification project in the 900 block of North Main Street from 8:30 a.m.-4p.m. on Saturday.
BlockWork is a grass-roots program developed in 2010 by the Community Appearance Commission’s Neighborhood Leaders Alliance. Working together with property owners, residents, city staff and other support groups, participants help neighborhoods establish a proactive approach with stewardship of housing resources.
Eight BlockWork events have been held since its founding, including the initial event on S. Shaver Street, which earned a National Make a Difference Day award and a $10,000 prize.
Last year, volunteers worked in the 200 block of S. Lee Street.
Work plans are designed by key participants and include both a pre- and post-education phase. Projects include carpentry, painting, landscaping and general clean-up in a one-block area. UNC-Charlotte will be painting a mural a concrete wall on Miller Street.
Long-term maintenance responsibility is assumed by block property owners, residents, and neighborhood participants.
Volunteers are still needed for BlockWork. T-shirts, gloves, meals, and drinks will be provided. The Salisbury NICE truck will also be there.
The 900 block of North Main Street will be closed for BlockWork.
For more information, visit salisburync.gov/Government/Community-Planning-Services/Urban-Design/BlockWork.
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