Milbridge Blooms is a redevelopment project of the non-profit organization, Gateway:Milbridge. Gateway:Milbridge is a downtown revitalization initiative working to enhance the physical, cultural, economic, social, and natural opportunities of the small coastal community of Milbridge, Maine while working in close partnership with local organizations, businesses, and residents to cultivate community, leverage resources and inspire economic health.
Milbridge Blooms consists of a small group of local volunteers and board members from Gateway:Milbridge working together to enhance the appearance of downtown Milbridge by coordinating beautification projects along the main street through town.
Our initial goal in 2016, was to establish 20 planters with summer flowers along Milbridge's Main Street. Thank you for helping us accomplish this goal!
We plan to continue to change out the plantings in the flower planters on a seasonal basis for years to come. We will continue to work closely with the town office, residents, and local businesses to maintain the flower planters in order to enhance the attractiveness of our town for our residents and visitors alike.
We are working in cooperation with America in Bloom in the United States and Communities in Bloom in Canada. Both organizations provide guidance and resources to towns across the United States and Canada to create and maintain flower plantings in an effort to make town areas more attractive.
The funding for our projects comes from both individual and corporate donations, and we need everyone's help to continue maintaining the flowers and planters through downtown Milbridge now and for the years to come. We welcome your tax-deductible donations to help us maintain and build upon our projects, and we are looking for additional volunteers to assist us! Please donate or contact us to volunteer if you are ready to help us make Milbridge more attractive for our residents and our visitors.
Other projects on the horizon include additional ways to enhance downtown Milbridge with the installation of attractive benches, additional flower plantings, vacant lot beautification, and potentially unique and unifying street signs, utility pole enhancements, and other items that can help make Milbridge more attractive while portraying the character and history of our village.