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City departments offer help to “Beautify La Crosse”



As planting season begins for many people, the city of La Crosse is reaching out to help folks improve the looks of public areas.  The program has a simple enough name: Beautify La Crosse. 

Leah Miller of the city park department says the idea is to make it easier to put plants and flowers at sites such as traffic circles, boulevards, and medians, with assistance from different offices at City Hall.    

The park department is taking applications on-line.  A couple of rules: plants must be under two-and-a-half feet tall, and at least half of the new plantings must be native species in the area.          

Volunteers can apply on-line with the park department at www.cityoflacrosse.org/parks, and they can help direct you to the experts who can help arrange the planting.            

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Tom Fibeger

    March 22, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Why does the city of La Crosse hire a company from out of town to do maintenance on the shrubs and plants on the traffic circle at the corner of 7th and Cass Street and I assume other intersections as well. Wouldn’t it be cheaper for the city to do it themselves?

  2. R head

    March 22, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Get the homeless run out of town

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