CELEBRATE “MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY” WITH LACEY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
LACEY, WA, October 21, 2010: Do you enjoy working outdoors and helping your community? Do you need volunteer hours to satisfy a graduation requirement or earn a merit badge? If so, come join Lacey on Saturday, October 23 in celebrating “Make A Difference Day” by improving the Lake Lois Habitat Reserve.
The Lacey Parks and Recreation Department is organizing this volunteer opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to mark the 20th Anniversary of Make A Difference Day. Volunteers are needed from 9:00 a.m. to noon to remove invasive plants (i.e., ivy) that are competing with the native vegetation within the Lake Lois Habitat Reserve.
Volunteers wanting to participate should arrive at the Woodland Creek Community Park (6729 Pacific Avenue SE) by 9:00 a.m. The Lake Lois Habitat Reserve does not have parking facilities or restrooms. Vehicles can be left at Woodland Creek Community Park, and staff will guide volunteers to the work area within the reserve.
All volunteers should wear appropriate clothing such as work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, and bring rain gear, if needed. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own water; the parks department will provide the necessary tools. Make A Difference Day will not be canceled due to poor weather.
Volunteers with specific questions can call Lori Flemm, Lacey parks and recreation director, at (360) 491-0857. For general information about Lake Lois Habitat Reserve, visit the City’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us.
October 23, 2010, marks 20 years of Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND and HandsOn Network, a business unit of Points of Light Institute.
- Lori Flemm, Parks and Recreation Director, (360) 491-0857, firstname.lastname@example.org