The MSD Ambassadors Straighten Up Downtown

Posted Sep 9th, 2019 in Feat of the Week

Soon after Hurricane Dorian blew through the area, the Municipal Service District Ambassadors were back out on patrol in Downtown Wilmington. While checking in with business owners, they also helped clear loose trash from the sidewalks and alleys. Keeping downtown clean and attractive for locals and visitors is one of the many services provided by the Ambassador team.

Toward the end of the summer season, the Ambassadors also checked the planting beds along North Front Street to see if they need attention. Foot traffic is at a peak during the summer so by September the beds can look a little disheveled. In order to look good for the Labor Day weekend, the Ambassadors spruced them up by applying a layer of fresh mulch; this also helps keep the weeds down.

A few days ahead of the storm, the hanging flower baskets were taken down for safety. Later this week, the Ambassadors will put them back up along Front Street, 2nd Street and North 4th Street so everyone can enjoy the extra splash of color for a few more weeks.

If you notice any planted areas in need of attention, please contact an Ambassador. Team members are available seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday.  Hours on Fridays and Saturdays are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

They can be also be reached during operating hours by phone (910) 524-3600, or by emailing

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