75 volunteers helped Love A Sea Turtle clear debris, clean up River Park North from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, assemble monofilament recycling containers, and stencil 47 storm drains on Make A Difference Day. Thank you Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, Eco-Pirates, Boys & Girls Clubs, and our Turtle Team!
Make A Difference Day was Saturday – Love A Sea Turtle hosted a beautification and garden planting at a Boys & Girls Club with about 100 volunteers! We planted mums, pansies, and vegetables, spread sand in the playground area, trimmed trees and stained new benches for seating. Cooke & Associates donated sand and poured concrete for additional sidewalks to the playground, Harvey Lewis moved the sand, Olive Garden provided lunch, and volunteers from Grady White/ER Lewis and Jarvis Boys & Girls Clubs, Men Enriching the Nation, Women of Many Enriching the Nation, Ladies of Distinction, Oakmont – Operation InAsMuch, ECU Volunteer & Service Learning Center and Love A Sea Turtle made a difference for Boys & Girls Club members.
We got an early start for our Make A Difference Day beautification project at a Boys & Girls Club. Thanks to Cooke & Associates for providing concrete sidewalk connectors to the playground!
Saturday is Make A Difference Day. The Turtle Team will lead a 7 mile river clean up with 20+ youth from Building Hope Community Life Center. With a recent grant, we have purchased 20 trail bikes from their Recycle Bike Shop for The Outdoor Experience, our initiative to get people outdoors, enjoy nature and create awareness about the environment.