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August's Environmental Quality is Restoration


Eco says: Restoration is a process of renewal.

The purpose is to return something (both natural and built) to its original condition or state.  The best course of action is to avoid restoration by taking care and not causing the damage.

Check Out Eco's Restoration Examples

Examples of Urban restoration:

  • Building renovation
  • Graffiti removal
  • Landscape clean-up
  • Public right-of-way repairs
  • Property maintenance

Examples of Rural restoration:

  • Scarred or burned land revegetated with native vegetation
  • Removal of dumped materials
  • Storm damage clean-up

Adopt-a-Highway: this site is not part of the City of Scottsdale web site

(a national volunteer program in both rural and urban areas)

  • Citizen volunteers remove litter along highways and City Streets
  • In some areas, this program has been extended to the shores of rivers and lakes
  • Contact your local government office for more information on restoration projects and opportunities in your area.  In Scottsdale you can contact:
Graffiti Abatement 480-312-7032
Property Maintenance Violations 480-312-2546
Illegal Dumping 480-312-2546
Adopt-a-Highway 480-312-2543
Redevelopment 480-312-2318
Neighborhood Enhancement 480-312-2319
Neighborhood Alley Partnership 480-312-2543

"If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it.  Your life will be impoverished.   But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life." Frank Lloyd Wright