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‘Adopt-A-Spot’ Del Mar program helps to beautify public areas

An area filled with weeds, foxtails and other neglected plant materials lining a fence along a city-owned alleyway has been beautified as the latest project in the City of Del Mar’s Adopt-A-Spot program.

Scott and Alexis Kurtz, who live on Stratford Court adjacent to the fence, are the newest residents to present a design plan under the Adopt-A-Spot program and undertake the work to improve the public area along an alley leading to the Winston School baseball field.

Their project follows others by residents who have taken on public areas, such as a landscaping area between the Beach Safety Center and Del Mar Motel, two areas of Seagrove Park, the vacant lot west of Crest Reservoir, the Zapo Street ravine, a divider along Camino del Mar, the southwest corner of 9th Street and Stratford Court, pathways along Jimmy Durante Blvd. and the Grand Ave. bridge platform.

“The program gives caring neighbors an opportunity to propose ways to beautify neighborhood ‘spots’ on public property by tree trimming, removal of invasive species, sweeping, removing trash and clearing weeds,” said Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott. “The goal is a neighborhood-friendly program to support citizen and business participation while improving the beauty of the Village of Del Mar.”

The City’s Parks and Recreation Committee encourages citizens and businesses to participate in the Adopt-A-Spot program and will assist with the review of those projects planned by adoptees that encompass significant modifications to a “spot.” City Public Works’ staff will assist through providing safety vests, traffic cones or Waste Management containers for green waste disposal.

Applications are available for download on the City website, through the Public Works Department by calling 858 755-3294 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: Del Mar Times

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