Volunteers help keep Sierra Vista clean by adopting an area

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

Military Officers Association of America Coronado Chapter members (from left) Steve Scheumann,  Kathryn Covalucci, Norm Patten, Robert Covalucci, Jim Clenney, and Rick Mueller, MOAA member and mayor of Sierra Vista, pose by the sign recognizing the chapter’s adoption of the multi-use path running along Charleston Road  near Cochise College during the cleanup on Friday.

About a year after adopting a section of multi-use path along Charleston Road and Giulio Cesare Avenue, members of the Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America devoted part of their morning today to conducting a quarterly cleanup.

In recognition of the chapter’s sustained and active participation in the City’s Adopt an Area program, its members also received a certificate appreciation from the City during the cleanup. Norm Patten, director of public relations for the local MOAA chapter, says the chapter was looking for ways to get more involved in the community and learned of the City’s Adopt an Area program through Bob and Terrie Gent, who adopted an area along Fry Boulevard in 2016 and worked with the City to expand and promote adopt an area opportunities. Currently 30 areas in Sierra Vista are adopted.

“It’s a good thing,” Patten says, adding that it’d be great to see more groups get involved. “Maybe it’ll be contagious.”

Local families, groups, and organizations are welcome to adopt a multi-use path, public recreation space, neighborhood park, event, or City street. Then they can conduct regular cleanups to keep their piece of public space looking good and report their service hours to the City.

To access an interactive map showing adoptable areas and a brief online application form by clicking here. To learn more about the program, contact the City’s Community Development Department at (520) 417-4413.