Communities in Bloom proposed

Lumby may embrace a national program that promotes community pride and beautification.

Lumby may embrace a national program that promotes community pride and beautification.

Council received a presentation Monday on the Communities in Bloom program.

“It’s all about environmental stewardship and community health,” said Kevin Acton, Lumby mayor.

“It also brings the community together.”

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification.

Acton says Lumby could easily shift into Communities in Bloom because of existing beautification, such as flower baskets downtown, and establishment of the Salmon Trail.

“It fits into what we’re doing,” he said.

Communities in Bloom also provides national recognition, which can bolster economic and tourism opportunities.

While no decision has been made to join Communities in Bloom, some action is being taken.

“We have decided to form a committee to look at it further and we will put $1,000 into the budget,” said Acton, adding that there is a $500 membership fee.